Join New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson for a discussion and signing of her new book, SHOUT, a searing poetic memoir for the #MeToo era. Anderson will be joined in conversation by Evette Dionne. This event will be on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00pm at the Boulder Public Library's Canyon Theater. Tickets are available HERE.
Please be advised: This event is for mature audiences only; children under the age of 13 will not be admitted.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. In 1999, her groundbreaking, award-winning novel Speak opened the door for a national dialogue about rape culture and consent. Now, twenty years later, she reveals her personal history as a rape survivor in a searing poetic memoir, SHOUT.
In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she’s never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, devastating and triumphant, SHOUT is a denouncement of our society’s failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts.
★ “A captivating, powerful read about clawing your way out of trauma, reclaiming your body, and undoing lifetimes of lessons in order to use your voice as the weapon it is. Fervent and deafening.”—Booklist, starred review
About Evette Dionne:
Evette Dionne, known across the internet as “free Black girl,” is a Black Feminist culture writer, editor, and scholar. She’s the author of the forthcoming Fat Girls Deserve Fairytales Too: Living Hopefully On the Other Side of Skinny, set for release in fall 2019 from Seal Press, and Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box, an untitled middle-grade book about Black women suffragists that will be released in summer 2020 from Viking. Presently, she’s the editor-in-chief of Bitch Media, and has written extensively about the intersections of race, gender, and size, for a number of print and digital publications, including Cosmopolitan, Time, The New York Times, The Guardian, Teen Vogue, SELF, The Toast, and Harper’s Bazaar.
- This event is for mature audiences only; children under the age of 13 will not be admitted.
- Event tickets are available online HERE. Tickets will not be sold in-store or at the Boulder Public Library.
- General Admission tickets are $20 and include a copy of SHOUT, to be distributed at the event.
- Student tickets are $10 and include a voucher that is good for $5 off purchase of SHOUT at the event. Student tickets will only be honored with presentation of a valid student ID; these will be checked at the door.
- The event will begin at 7:00pm, and a book signing will follow. You must have purchased a copy of SHOUT from Boulder Book Store, either via general admission ticketing or from staff at the event, to enter the signing line.
- If you are unable to attend the event, your signed book will be held for one month after the date of the event. After that time, we cannot guarantee your book will be signed.