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In Her Voice Festival: An Evening with Eve Ensler
June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$12.50 – $17.50
Please join us for the final event of the In Her Voice Festival!
Ben McNally Books, In Her Voice, and Bloomsbury USA are thrilled to present An Evening with Eve Ensler, in celebration of Eve’s moving new memoir, The Apology.
The event will feature a special reading by Bill Webster, followed by an onstage interview with Denise Balkissoon and an audience Q and A. Books will be for sale and a signing will conclude the evening.
Monday, June 3rd
7 to 8:30pm
(Doors open at 6)
Victoria College Chapel
91 Charles Street West (2nd Floor)
General Admission $17.50
Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined, by her, for her, to her. The Apology, written by Eve from her father’s point of view in the words she longed to hear, attempts to transform the abuse she suffered with unflinching truthfulness, compassion, and an expansive vision for the future.
Through The Apology Eve has set out to provide a new way for herself and a possible road for others, so that survivors of abuse may finally envision how to be free. She grapples with questions she has sought answers to since she first realized the impact of her father’s abuse on her life: How do we offer a doorway rather than a locked cell? How do we move from humiliation to revelation, from curtailing behavior to changing it, from condemning perpetrators to calling them to reckoning? What will it take for abusers to genuinely apologize?
Remarkable and original, The Apology is an acutely transformational look at how, from the wounds of sexual abuse, we can begin to re-emerge and heal. It is revolutionary, asking everything of each of us: courage, honesty, and forgiveness.
Eve Ensler is an internationally bestselling author and an award-winning playwright whose works include The Vagina Monologues, The Good Body, Insecure at Last, and I Am an Emotional Creature, since adapted for the stage as Emotional Creature. She is the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised more than $90 million for local groups and activists, and inspired the global action One Billion Rising. Ensler lives in Paris and New York City.