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Equivox 2020


Stories connect us. Our event celebrates women change-makers by amplifying their stories. 

Please join us for Hedgebrook’s annual fundraising brunch and community celebration!

Featured Guests

Bernardine Evaristo 

Anglo-Nigerian writer Bernardine Evaristo is the celebrated author of eight books, including the Booker Prize winning Girl, Woman, Other. Her writing is characterized by experimentation, subversion, and challenging the myths of various Afro-diasporic histories and identities, and her books range in genre from poetry to short story to drama to criticism. She lives in London.

Eve Ensler 

Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues, translated into over 48 languages, performed in over 140 countries, including sold-out runs at both Off-Broadway’s Westside Theater and on London’s West End. The play ran for over 10 years in the U.K., Mexico and France.

Mayda Del Valle 

A proud native of Chicago’s South Side, Mayda got her start at New York City’s legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, where she was the 2001 Grand Slam Champion and went on to win the 2001 National Poetry Slam Individual title, becoming the youngest and first Latina poet to do so. She went on to appear on 6 episodes of Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on HBO, and was a contributing writer and original cast member of the Tony Award winning Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. In May of 2009 she was invited to perform at the White House for President Obama and the First Lady.

About Equivox

Purchase Tickets!

Tickets: $175

Can’t attend but want to support equivox?

Each year, Equivox invites a Hedgebrook writer to fill a space at every table. If you can’t attend but still want to be there in spirit; purchase a “Spirit Seat” and we’ll make sure that a deserving writer fills your seat.


Date and Location

Sunday, March 22, 2020 11 am – 1 pm
Herban Feast Sodo Park


Become a Table Host!

Purchase a table at Equivox for $1,750 and invite eight friends and be joined by a Hedgebrook writer seated at your table. Table hosts also receive:

  • Recognition in our program
  • An invitation to an exclusive pre-event reception with our featured writers and Hedgebrook alumnae.