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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 

Photo Credit: Paula Allen

Eve Ensler is the Tony Award-winning playwright, activist, and author of the Obie Award-winning theatrical phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues, published in over 48 languages, performed in over 140 countries. Her plays include LemonadeExtraordinary MeasuresNecessary TargetsOPCThe Good Body,  Emotional Creature and Fruit Trilogy. She recently starred in her one woman play, In the Body of the World adapted from her memoir, at  the Manhattan Theatre Club. Her newly released and  best-selling book, The Apology, has been called “transfixing,” “revelatory,” and “cathartic.” Her writings appear regularly in The Guardian and TIME Magazine

Ensler is founder of V-Day, the 21-year-old global activist movement which has raised over 100 million dollars to end violence against all women and girls—cisgender, transgender and gender non-conforming—and founder of One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender-based violence in over 200 countries.

She is a co-founder of the City of Joy, a revolutionary center for women survivors of violence in the DRC, along with Christine Schuler Deschyrver and  2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Denis Mukwege, all of whom appeared in the award-winning documentary film City of Joy, now on Netflix.

Ensler has been named one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Changed the World” and The Guardian’s “100 Most Influential Women.

A survivor of violence, Eve has dedicated her life to ending violence against all women and girls and mother earth.


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.