Rebecca Solnit - Recollections of My Nonexistence in conversation with Soraya Chemaly—at GW Betts Theatre

Upcoming Event
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

In Recollections of My Nonexistence, Rebecca Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violence on the street and throughout society, and the exclusion of women from cultural arenas. She tells of being poor, hopeful, and adrift in the city that became her great teacher; of the small apartment that became the home in which she transformed herself; of how punk rock gave form and voice to her own fury and explosive energy. Solnit recounts how she came to recognize the epidemic of violence against women around her, the street harassment that unsettled her, the trauma that changed her, and the authority figures who routinely disdained and disbelieved girls and women, including her. She explores the forces that liberated her as a person and as a writer—books themselves, the gay men around her who offered other visions of what gender, family, and joy could be. These influences gave her a voice that has resonated with and empowered many others.

Solnit will be in conversation with Soraya Chemaly, award-winning writer and activist whose work focuses on the role of gender in culture, politics, religion, and media. She is also the director of the Women's Media Center Speech Project.

GW student (ID required): $10
Single Ticket: $15
Ticket + Book: $35 ($33 for members)

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GW Betts Theatre
800 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052
Non Fiction
Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593083338
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking - March 10th, 2020