Laurie Halse Anderson with Jessica Strawser presenting "SHOUT"
Join Laurie Halse Anderson in conversation with special guest Jessica Strawser to present her incredible new book, Shout.
"New York Times" bestselling, award-winning author 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, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that shes never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, devastating and triumphant, "SHOUT" is a denouncement of our societys 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.
*This event will be an author presentation followed by a book signing. Only those who purchase or preorder their copy of "SHOUT" through this page or through Joseph-Beth Booksellers will receive a ticket for the book signing line. Orders can be picked up from the bookstore starting the day of the event.
**Those who purchase the student ticket option must be a current high school or university student and provide their 2018/2019 student ID when they collect their tickets. Students can use their student ticket to take $5 off one copy of "SHOUT" at the bookstore during the event.
***There is limited seating for this event. Seating is first come, first serve.
Those who order and cannot attend the event may pick up their copy of "SHOUT" at Joseph-Beth Booksellers starting at noon the day following the event. You can also call the bookstore at 513-396-8960 to arrange to have it shipped to you. Orders not picked up by 3 months after the event date will be forfeited.
Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, and new adults. Combined, her books have sold more than eight million copies. She has been twice nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was short-listed for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Laurie was selected by the American Library Association for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award and has been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English.
Jessica Strawser is the editor-at-large at Writers Digest, where she served as editorial director for nearly a decade and became known for her in-depth cover interviews with such luminaries as David Sedaris and Alice Walker. Shes the author of the book club favorites Almost Missed You, a Barnes & Noble Best New Fiction pick, and Not That I Could Tell, a Book of the Month selection (now new in paperback). Her third novel, Forget You Know Me, released to raves in February 2019.
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