Live Through This editor Sabrina Chapadjiev THIS FRIDAY in London 22 May

// 19 May 2009

LTT.gifLondon-based readers: I know this is really short notice, but if you can make it, it would be great to see you there!

Sabrina Chapadjiev, editor of Live Through This, will be giving her only London talk at The Feminist Library, 2nd floor meeting room, 5 Westminster Bridge Road SE1 7XW. Nearest tubes: Waterloo, Elephant and Castle, Lambeth North Map at 7.30pm, on Friday 22 May.

(The Library will be opened specially from 7.00pm for visitors to look around)

It’s free! But any donations to Sabrina or the Library would be very welcome.

Free drinks and snacks will also be available

Live Through This is a fearless exploration of women’s silent rage, the power that can come from internal struggle, and the possibility of transforming this burning force into fierce and enlightened work.

In a collection of original stories, essays, artwork, and photography, Nan Goldin, Eileen Myles, bell hooks, and other cutting-edge artists explore their use of art to survive madness, abuse, incest, depression. Together they show that creative women are not destined to the fate of lost visionaries such as Woolf, Sexton, Arbus, and Plath. The book confronts the brutality many women and girls encounter in the world around them, and bravely takes as its subject the often misunderstood violence they at times inflict upon themselves.

Sabrina will be discussing the themes that came up when she was editing the pieces with the authors.

About the book: Published in the USA by Seven Stories Press, Live Through This. Contributors include: Nan Goldin, bell hooks, Patricia Smith, Cristy Road, Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, Carolyn Gage, Eileen Myles, Fly, Diane DiMassa, Bonfire Madigan, Inga Muscio, Kate Bornstein, Toni Blackman, Nicole Blackman, Silas Howard, Daphne Gottlieb and Stephanie Howell

More information about the book and contributors is available at Sabrina’s website

– You might remember that I posted that Sabrina was performing in Edinburgh a few weeks ago. Well, her tour organisers got in touch over the weekend and I agreed to help put on this event at such short notice in London, mostly because I read the book late last year and was incredibly impressed. I’m going to post a proper review of the book tomorrow…

Comments From You

Liz // Posted 19 May 2009 at 12:57 pm

I went to Sabrina’s stuff when she came up to Edinburgh and it was really fantastic, if you can – go !

Melanie // Posted 19 May 2009 at 2:55 pm

There’s an interview with Sabrina about the book here:

http://remember-who-u-are.blogspot.com/2009/04/sabrina-chapadjiev-interview.html

Hilary // Posted 19 May 2009 at 5:37 pm

if you can make it along- go! – its been brilliant having sabrina visit edinburgh. the conversations that have emerged from it have been really inspiring…

Saranga // Posted 19 May 2009 at 7:37 pm

There’s a feminist library?! *is thrilled!*

Julianne // Posted 20 May 2009 at 2:10 am

Do we need to book? I’d really like to go to this but I’m not sure if I can make it.

Jess McCabe // Posted 20 May 2009 at 8:37 am

No need to book, just turn up if you can make it :-)

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