CHF 2014: Journeys

Lena Dunham: Not That Kind of Girl

Elaine and Roger Haydock Humor Series

Not just a voice of a generation, Lena Dunham is defining our cultural moment. The creator and star of HBO’s Girls comes to Chicago to celebrate her new book. Dunham is joined in conversation by Jenni Konner, co-executive producer of Girls.

This program is generously underwritten by Elaine and Roger Haydock.

“It’s not Lena Dunham’s candor that makes me gasp. Rather it’s her writing—which is full of surprises where you least expect them. A fine, subversive book.”—David Sedaris

Photograph of Lena Dunham by Autumn de Wilde

Speakers and Performers

Lena Dunham

At only 23 years old, Lena Dunham wrote, directed and starred in the award-winning film Tiny Furniture (2010). She is the creator, executive producer, writer, and star of the HBO series Girls. Dunham graduated from Oberlin College in 2008 with a degree in creative writing and currently resides in New York City.

Jenni Konner

Jenni Konner began her career on the celebrated television series, Undeclared. Currently, she is co-executive producer of Girls and co-founder, along with Lena Dunham, of the production company A Casual Romance. In addition to a documentary on the illustrator Hillary Knight, Konner and Dunham are also developing a project based on the work and life of Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper and icon Betty Halbreich.

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Leaders And Thinkers

Lena Dunham's website

Good Reads

Lena Dunham: 'People called me fat and hideous, and I lived'

Online Resources

Lena Dunham on Instagram