February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Virtual Evening with V and Michael Cunningham
Books & Books presents…
A Virtual Evening with
V (formerly Eve Ensler)
in conversation with
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024, 8 PM ET
Books & Books is thrilled to welcome Tony Award–winning playwright, author, performer, and activist V (formerly Eve Ensler) for her latest book: Reckoning (Bloomsbury Publishing,$18.99)! She will be in conversation with awardwinning author Michael Cunningham.
This virtual event presented in partnership with Book Passage, All She Wrote Books, and Women & Children First.
The work of a lifetime from the bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues-political, personal, profound, and more than forty years in the making. This is an exclusive online event at 8pm ET / 7pm CT/ 5pm PT on Tuesday, February 27th.
Please purchase a ticket before February 27th to gain access to the event. An email with the event link will be sent the day of the event to all attendees.
About the Book:
A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Memoir of the Season
The work of a lifetime from the Tony Award-winning, bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues-political, personal, profound, and more than forty years in the making.
The newest book from V (formerly Eve Ensler), Reckoning invites you to travel the journey of a writer’s and activist’s life and process over forty years, representing both the core of ideas that have become global movements and the methods through which V survived abuse and self-hatred. Seamlessly moving from the internal to the external, the personal to the political, Reckoning is a moving and inspiring work of prose, poetry, dreams, letters, and essays drawn from V’s lifelong journals that takes readers from Berlin to Oklahoma to the Congo, from climate disaster, homelessness, and activism to family.
Unflinching, intimate, introspective, courageous, Reckoning explores ways to create an unstoppable force for change, to love and survive love, to hold people and states accountable, to reckon with demons and honor the dead, to reclaim the body, and to see oneself as connected to a greater purpose. It reimagines what seems fixed and intractable, providing a path to understand one’s unique experience as deeply rooted in the world, to break through one’s own boundaries, and to write oneself into freedom.
About the Author:
V (formerly Eve Ensler) is a Tony Award–winning playwright, author, performer, and activist. Her international phenomenon The Vagina Monologues has been published in 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. She is the author of The Apology, the NYT bestseller I Am an Emotional Creature, the highly praised In the Body of the World, and many more. She is the founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender-based violence in over 200 countries. She is a co-founder of the City of Joy, a revolutionary center for women survivors of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, along with Christine Schuler Deschryver and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege. She is one of Newsweek‘s “150 Women Who Changed the World” and the Guardian‘s “100 Most Influential Women.” She lives in New York.
About the Moderator:
Michael Cunningham is a novelist, screenwriter, and educator. His novel The Hours received the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1999. He has taught at Columbia University and Brooklyn College. He is currently a professor in the practice at Yale University.