This Woman's Work: Essays on Music

Featuring Sinéad Gleeson, Sarah Corcoran, Leslie Jamison, and Jenn Pelly


$10-18 ($10 package price or $15 single ticket + $3 fee) 90 minutes

Wed, Sep 14, 2022




Irish Arts Center 
726 11th Avenue 
Hell's Kitchen, NYC


Edited by ‘90s icon Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) and esteemed writer Sinéad Gleeson, this powerful collection of essays is for and about the artists who kicked in doors and offered a new way of thinking about the vast spectrum of women in music. Gleeson is joined in conversation by fellow writers Leslie Jamison and Jenn Pelly. Pillow Queens' Sarah Corcoran moderates.

See Pillow Queens in Concert on Friday or Saturday, and your ticket to This Woman's Work is just $10 (reg. $15 + $3 service fee). Package pricing takes effect after all events are added to your cart.


In this radical departure from the historic narrative of music and music writing being written by men, for men, This Woman’s Work challenges the male dominance and sexism that have been hard-coded in the canons of music, literature, and film and has forced women to fight pigeon-holing or being side-lined by carving out their own space. Women have to speak up, to shout louder to tell their story—like the auteurs and ground-breakers featured in this collection, including: Anne Enright on Laurie Anderson; Megan Jasper on her ground-breaking work with Sub Pop; Margo Jefferson on Bud Powell and Ella Fitzgerald; and Fatima Bhutto on music and dictatorship. 

This Woman’s Work also features writing on the experimentalists, women who blended music and activism, the genre-breakers, the vocal auteurs; stories of lost homelands and friends; of propaganda and dictatorships, the women of folk and country, the racialized tropes of jazz, the music of Trap and Carriacou; of mixtapes and violin lessons.

Lineup is subject to change.



Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; the Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Arnhold Foundation; the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Invest NI; CIE Tours International; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; and thousands of generous donors like you.


Thanks for signing up!

Sorry, something went wrong