Over the last week, we have rolled out our entire slate of keynote speakers for the 2023 World of Bob Dylan and conclude now with the happy news that we’ll be joined by the provocative rock journalist and documentary director, Jessica Hopper. The author of The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic and the 2018 music memoir Night Moves, she served as the Editorial Director at MTV News and Senior Editor at Pitchfork.
Hopper recently direct and produced the four-part series Women Who Rock for Epix and Sky and is currently at work on a new documentary feature about the history of Lilith Fair. She has written for GQ, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Elle, and Bookforum. A long-time contributor to the Chicago Reader, Hopper was also a columnist for the Village Voice, Chicago Tribune, and Punk Planet, as well as the music consultant for This American Life for eight years. Her first book, The Girls Guide To Rocking (Workman, 2009) was named a Notable Book for Young Readers by the American Library Association. Her forthcoming book, No God But Herself: How Women Changed Music in 1975 will appear in 2025.
Register now to join us for this talk as well as dozens of other sessions featuring keynotes, artist conversations, roundtable discussions, musical performances, and much more. Conference events will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Tulsa, which has made a special rate available for conference attendees.