November 1

8:00 pm

$39 – $49


Ruth Finley Person Theater

50 Mark West Springs Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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Anne Lamott & Eve Ensler: In Conversation

Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 8:00PM

$39 and $49

Eve Ensler is a Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, feminist, and activist best known for her groundbreaking play The Vagina Monologues which The New York Times’ critic Charles Isherwood described as “probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade.”

Anne Lamott, bestselling author of Small Victories and Hallelujah Anyway, Rediscovering Mercy, as well as Almost Everything: Notes on Hope,  a new book coming out in October, writes and speaks about subjects that begin with capital letters: Alcoholism, Motherhood, Jesus.

Both women are fearless warriors and literary pioneers who have bared their souls and brought issues out into the open that, if discussed at all, were formerly only discussed in whispers behind closed doors and never in mixed company. Among the topics they have liberated are sex, religion, alcoholism, violence against women, orgasms, motherhood, lesbianism, cancer, genital mutilation, social and political injustice, and death. They address these issues with compassion, pathos, and humor to help bring the people of the world–both male and female, young and old, rich and poor–a little bit closer together.

MODERATOR: Karin Demarest has lived in six states, four countries, and traveled over five continents. But Karin will tell you that the art of listening to and engaging a speaker, and of knowing just the question the audience wants answered, comes from her early years of riding public transit, tending bar, and working in theater companies. Karin’s ability to build an easy, warm rapport with speakers and to facilitate compelling discussion has made her a favorite to moderate panels and Q&A’s on a wide range of topics. Karin has had the opportunity to interview extraordinary leaders and change-makers, including:

  • Sir Ken Robinson, best-selling author, speaker, and Advisor to the British Government on Arts and Education;
  • Philanthropy innovator Dan Pallota, founder of the AIDS Ride and the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk;
  • Dr. Christopher Edwin, Columbia’s Director of Science Education, best-selling author, and creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement;
  • Sugata Mitra, professor of education technology and winner of the TED Prize 2013;
  • Nirvan Mullick, writer and filmmaker, best known for directing the viral documentary short “Caine’s Arcade;”
  • International disaster recovery expert Dr. Laurie Johnson; and
  • California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye.
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