Laurie Halse Anderson Presents SHOUT
Please join Half Price Books for a special event with New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson, in celebration of her new book, SHOUT, a searing poetic memoir for the #MeToo era. Anderson will be joined in conversation by a special guest (TBA).
This event is for mature audiences only; children under the age of 13 will not be admitted.
Student tickets will only be honored with presentation of a valid student ID; these will be checked at the door.
Sale of tickets will end one hour prior to the event.
Copies of Anderson's books will be available for sale at the event while supplies last.
You must have purchased a copy of SHOUT from Half Price Books, either via general admission ticketing or from staff at the event, to enter the signing line.
Seating is general admission. The seat number on your ticket is actually your position in the signing line.
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 shes 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 THE AUTHOR:
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 8 million copies. She has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award three times. 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.
In addition to combating censorship, Laurie regularly speaks about the need for diversity in publishing and is a member of RAINNs National Leadership Council. She lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys cheesesteaks while she writes. Find out more about Laurie by following her on Twitter and Instagram at @halseanderson or by visiting her website, madwomanintheforest.com.
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