Press Release for Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Kate Bornstein Discusses 'On Men, Women and the Rest of Us'

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102


Author, playwright and performance artist Kate Bornstein will present her autobiographical interactive signature piece “On Men, Women and the Rest of Us” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, in the Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Student Life Center (Building 14), Room 1700. This event is free and open to the public.

Bornstein’s performance is a Postmodern Gender 101 expose' with a comic twist. She performs and speaks this piece in the unique style she calls edutainment. Two new projects will be launched this spring, a memoir and a new solo performance piece, both titled “Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger.”

Her published works include her latest book, “Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws,” “Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us,” “My Gender Workbook” and “Nearly Roadkill” with co-author Caitlin Sullivan. Bornstein’s books are taught in more than 120 colleges and universities around the world.

Bornstein’s plays and performance pieces include “Strangers in Paradox,” “Hidden: A Gender,” “The Opposite Sex Is Neither,” “Virtually Yours” and “y2kate: gender virus 2000.” She has performed her work on college campuses and in theaters across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria. Currently, Bornstein is touring colleges and youth conferences, speaking and leading workshops on the subjects of sex, gender and teen suicide alternatives.

This event is sponsored by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center, the UNF Women’s Center, The Counseling Center and the Department of Leadership, Counseling and Instructional Technology.

For more information about this free event, contact the UNF Women’s Center at (904) 620-2528.


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