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100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism w/ Chavisa Woods & Corinne Manning

August15 at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, WA


Join us at Elliott Bay Book Company to celebrate the release of 100 TIMES: A MEMOIR OF SEXISM by Chavisa Woods. Writer and literary organizer Corinne Manning will join Chavisa for a reading and conversation.

The first non-fiction book by Shirley Jackson Awards-winning author and three-time Lambda Literary Finalist, Chavisa Woods, "100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism" presents one hundred personal stories of sexism, harassment, discrimination, and assault.

Recounting her experiences with sexist discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence—beginning in childhood, through the present—Woods lays out clear and unflinching personal vignettes that build in intensity as the number of times grows. Individually, and especially taken as a whole, these stories amount to powerful proof that sexual violence and discrimination are never just one-time occurrences, but part of a constant battle women face every day.

Demonstrating how often people are conditioned to endure sexism and harassment, and how thoroughly men feel entitled to women’s spaces and bodies, 100 Times forces the reader to witness the myriad ways in which sexism and misogyny continuously shape women’s lives, and are built-in facets of our society.

Brooklyn-based writer CHAVISA WOODS is the author of the short story collection "Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country" (Seven Stories Press, 2017), about which Booklist, in a starred review, wrote, “This book is tight, intelligent, and important, and sure to secure Woods a seat in the pantheon of critical 21st century voices;” the novel "The Albino Album" (Seven Stories Press, 2013); and the story collection "Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind" (Fly by Night Press, 2009). Woods was the recipient of the 2014 Cobalt Prize for fiction and was a finalist in 2009, 2014, and 2018 for the Lambda Literary Award for fiction. In 2018 Woods was the recipient of the Kathy Acker Award for Writing and the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novelette. Woods has appeared as a featured author at such notable venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art, City Lights Bookstore, Town Hall Seattle, the Brecht Forum, the Cervantes Institute, and St. Mark’s Poetry Project.

CORINNE MANNING is a prose writer and literary organizer whose fiction has been widely published in journals such as Story Quarterly and Joyland. Their essays have been anthologized in Toward an Ethics of Activism and Shadow Map: An anthology of Survivors of Sexual Assault. Corinne is a two time MacDowell fellow and has received grants from Artist Trust, 4 Culture, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Once Upon a Time Corinne founded and organized The James Franco Review, a project that attempted to reimagine the publishing process and address implicit bias in the industry.

August15, 7.00pm

1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA United States