Laurie Halse Anderson
in conversation with JACLYN FRIEDMAN
This event includes a book signing
March 13, 2019
(Doors at 5:30)
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Book Store welcomes LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON, the award-winning, bestselling author of Speak, for a discussion of her new memoir, SHOUT—a searing poetic memoir for the #MeToo era. Anderson will be joined in conversation by writer, performer, and activist JACLYN FRIEDMAN.
This event is for mature audiences only. Children under 13 will not be admitted.
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 new poetic memoir, SHOUT.
In free verse, SHOUT 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
“Powerful . . . Alternately raw and lyrical.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“An important book for the #MeToo movement.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Tickets are available online only at harvard.com and harvardbookstore.eventbrite.com. All book-included tickets include a copy of SHOUT. Books bundled with tickets may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand. All student tickets include a $5 coupon towards the purchase of SHOUT at the event.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.
Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes
As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and proceed along Brattle St. Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.
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