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POSTPONED: Laurie Halse Anderson Shout Tour at Sehome High School!

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Sun, 03/15/2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event address: 
2700 Bill Mcdonald Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225
At this time, our event with Laurie Halse Anderson on March 15 has been postponed. Please see author statement below.
"With heavy heart, I’m postponing my SHOUT paperback book tour and cancelling my attendance at SXSW EDU.
I’m one of those immunocompromised folks you’ve be hearing about; staying home is the only safe option for me.
We’re investigating using tech for a live chat opportunity to connect with stores or book clubs who want to talk with me.
Wash your hands, my friends!
Let’s take care of each other, read lots of books, and make it through these challenging times in a spirit of compassion."
-Laurie Halse Anderson
All tickets purchased through Eventbrite will be refunded within 24 hours. No future date has been set at this time, however, please continue to check our website for announcements. 
Enraged  by  how  little has changed  since Speak was  first  published  twenty years  ago,  and  inspired  by  the  thousands of readers who have shared their experiences with her, in SHOUT, Laurie Halse Anderson now reveals her personal history as  a  survivor  of  sexual  assault,  her  journey to healing,  and  reflects  on  two  decades  of  reader  reactions  to Speak.  This powerful  and  thought-provoking  collection  of  free  verse  will  sit  beside  works  by  writers  such  as  Roxane  Gay,  Amber Tamblyn, and Rebecca Traister. “I lost my voice for a very long time after I was raped,” says Anderson. “I lost my self, too. Shout is a poetry tapestry that shares the darkness of my silent years and shows how writing helped me speak up. SHOUT is a declaration of war against rape culture and a celebration of survival. ”
Since Speak came out  in 1999,  Laurie  Halse  Anderson  has  become  a  literary  and  feminist  icon.  An  advocate  for  sexual assault survivors and a member of the National Leadership Council for RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, the nation’s largest anti-sexual  violence  organization),  a  voice  against  censorship,  and  a  supporter  of  diversity  in publishing, she is among the most respected and beloved writers for young people of our time. The New York Times has said that her books “speak for the still-silent among us, and force all of us to acknowledge the real and painful truths that are too dangerous to ignore.”
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. Her new book, SHOUT, a memoir in verse  about  surviving  sexual  assault  at  the  age  of  thirteen and a  manifesta  for  the  #MeToo  era,  has received  widespread  critical  acclaim  and  appeared  on  the New  York  Times bestseller  list  for  seven  consecutive weeks. Laurie has been   nominated   for   the   Astrid   Lindgren Memorial  Award   three   times.   Two   of   her books, Speak and Chains,   were   National   Book   Award   finalists,   and Chains was   short-listed   for   the prestigious  Carnegie  medal.  Laurie  was  selected  by  the  American  Library  Association  for  the  2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award and has been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English.
In addition to combating censorship, Laurie regularly speaks about the need for diversity in publishing and is a member of RAINN’s National Leadership Council. She lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys cheesesteaks while she writes. Find out more about Laurie by following her on Twitter at @halseanderson, Instagram athalseanderson, and Facebook at lauriehalseanderson, or by visiting her website,
Please be advised that this event will include discussion of mature topics. Therefore, this event is recommended for ages 13+.
Tickets are $15 and are available at Village Books and on Eventbrite. Each ticket comes with a copy of Shout and a percentage of tickets and book sales at the event will be donated to DVSAS (Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services).
*If you are unable to attend at the last minute, a copy of SHOUT will be held for you at Village Books until March 22, after which, your copy is forfeit. To claim copies after the event, proof of non-attendance will be required in the form of an unmarked ticket.
SHOUT Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142422205
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 10th, 2020

Speak 20th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250302359
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - January 15th, 2019

Speak: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374300289
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 6th, 2018

Wintergirls Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142415573
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2010

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