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Laurie Halse Anderson: From Speak to Shout


Wed Oct 16, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins


Toronto Reference Library

Laurie Halse Anderson appears in conversation to discuss her writing and her advocacy, and her new memoir Shout.

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, and adults. Combined, her books have sold more than 8 million copies. She is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her ground-breaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. Shout is a memoir-in-verse about surviving sexual assault as a teen and a manifesta for the #MeToo era.

Conversation hosted by Léonicka Valcius.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.


This event will be held in the Atrium. No tickets required.


Adult • Teen


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