7900 High School Rd, Elkins Park, PA

DATE: Thursday, May 16
TIME:  7:00pm – 8:30pm
LOCATION: Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road (corner of Township Line), Elkins Park, PA


Join us for an evening of conversation with acclaimed bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson! She will speak in particular about her stunning new memoir-in-poetry, SHOUT.

Anderson’s classic novel Speak has just celebrated its 20 year anniversary. Her middle grade historical fiction, young adult fiction, and children’s picture books are read avidly by students and by adults nationwide. Now this beloved author returns with her own story.

Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was published, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. 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.

Free Event! All Are Welcome!

All are welcome at this free event to come hear Anderson talk about her work and her moving and powerful new memoir, SHOUT.

This event is for adults and teens, parents, teachers, and students. Plenty of free parking is available. Please note that the main door of the buiding is around the back, off of the parking lot, which can be accessed both from Meetinghouse Road and from Township Line Road.

All welcome! Register at info@openbookphilly.com

Thanks to our co-sponsor, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel

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