Cancelled - Rebecca Solnit with Carrie Brownstein
*This event has been cancelled. All pre-purchased tickets will be refunded by Bold Type Tickets. We hope to reschedule this event at some point in the future.
Since the last time, to the best of recollection, Rebecca Solnit publicly appeared in Seattle, her landmark essay collection, Men Explain Things to Me, had been most recently published - this coming after an already vital body of writing that included such books as The Faraway Nearby, River of Shadows, Hope in the Dark, Hollow City, A Paradise Built in Hell, and more. The half-dozen years since Men Explain Things to Me have brought readers at least six more titles, including this past year’s Whose Story Is This? and her recasting of the Cinderella story, Cinderella Liberator.
This evening, one which will include onstage conversation with Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney and Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl renown, is occasioned by publication of Rebecca Solnit’s extraordinary Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir (Viking), a book which cannot be praised too highly.
“An inquisitive, perceptive, and original thinker and enthralling writer . . . Solnit has created an unconventional and galvanizing memoir-in-essays that shares key, often terrifying, formative moments in her valiant writing life . . . [and] illuminates with piercing lyricism the body-and-soul dangers women face in our complexly, violently misogynist world . . . an incandescent addition to the literature of dissent and creativity.” —Booklist.
“This powerful memoir reveals how Solnit’s coming-of-age as a journalist and a woman in 1980s San Francisco shaped her as a writer and a feminist. She grapples with sexual harassment, poverty, trauma, and women’s exclusion from the cultural conversation, while discovering punk rock and the LGBTQ+ community as safe havens. Her words have long empowered people who feel voiceless, and her latest book is no exception.” —Good Housekeeping.