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Canadian writer-editor Emily Pohl-Weary will read from her new anthology, "Girls Who Bite Back: Witches, Mutants, Slayers and Freaks" (Sumach Press, 2004), at The Lucky Cat in Williamsburg on May 23 at 7 pm.

"Girls Who Bite Back" is jam-packed with lively scholarly analysis and short fiction exploring the history - and future - of female heroes in comic strips and comic books, on film, on television and video games. The writers imagine everything from a cocktail party with a guest list of video game gal assassins to the ruminations of an aging superheroine. Of course, much of the kudos - and criticism - goes to the long-running, popular "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV show, created by Joss Whedon. (Critic Candra Gill makes the case that "the black chick always gets it first" in the "Buffy" series.)

Pohl-Weary’s softcover book even includes a wide variety of black-and-white artwork ranging from comic strips to collages. Her volume is a long-overdue, eye-opening reflection on pop culture’s depiction of grrrl power and its impact on male and female consumers.

The Lucky Cat is located at 245 Grand St. between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street. The reading is free. For more information, call (718) 782-0437.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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