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Zoe Zolbrod, Sari Wilson, and Joanna Rakoff at Book Court

Aug 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Curbside Splendor is thrilled to announced Zoe Zolbrod, author of The Telling, will be reading at Book Court with Sari Wilson, author of Girl in the Glass, and Joanna Rakoff, author of A Fortunate Age. Join us for the event! We hope you’ll help us publicize this event.

When: Saturday, October 1st, 7 pm
Where: Book Court (163 Court St, Brooklyn)

Join us at Book Court at 7 pm for a book signing and reading with Zoe Zolbrod (books will be available for purchase) and readings by Sari Wilson and Joanna Rakoff.

About The Telling:
Zoe Zolbrod remained silent about her early childhood molestation for nearly a decade. When she finally decided to tell, she wasn’t sure what to expect, or what to say. Through a kaleidoscopic series of experiences as an adult, mother, and feminist, Zolbrod traces the development of her sexuality and her relationships with men in the shadow of her sexual abuse.

“‘Unflinching’ is a word that gets tossed around a lot in relation to memoirs; so are ‘brave’ and ‘honest’ and ‘heart-wrenching.’ Zolbrod’s The Telling is all of these things. Self-possessed and self-aware, she sets out to move beyond the ‘near hysteria over the issue’ and offers a way to see through the ‘fog when we confront the issue under our own noses, under our own covers, stuffed under our beds.’ Beautifully and on her own terms, she succeeds.”
—Chicago Tribune

“Zolbrod shows great courage as she tries to answer difficult and troubling questions about herself and her family, a powerfully rendered struggle that will strike a chord with abuse survivors and their loved ones.”
—Publishers Weekly

“An honest, unapologetic, and keenly observed memoir.”
—Kirkus Reviews

About the authors:
Zoe Zolbrod is the author of the memoir The Telling (Curbside Splendor, 2016) and the novel Currency(Other Voices Books, 2010), which was a Friends of American Writers prize finalist. Her essays have appeared in Salon, Stir Journal, The Weeklings, The Manifest Station, The Nervous Breakdown, The Chicago Reader, and The Rumpus, where she is the Sunday co-editor. She’s had numerous short stories and interviews with authors published, too. As a public speaker, she’s given talks at universities, workshops, and conferences on topics such as narrative voice; the differences between writing fiction and nonfiction; balancing paid work, parenting, and writing; child sexual abuse; and writing about trauma. Born in western Pennsylvania, Zolbrod graduated from Oberlin College and then moved to Chicago, where she received an M.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Program for Writers. Aside for periods of traveling in Southeast Asia and Central America, she’s almost always worked full time, making her living as an editor of comic books, text books, and other kinds of books and educational materials, despite her difficulties with spelling and proper nouns. She lives in Evanston, IL, with her husband and two children.

Sari Wilson has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, a Fine Arts Work Center Fellow in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and has received a residency from The Corporation of Yaddo. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in literary journals such as Agni, Oxford American, and Slice. Sari grew up in a Victorian brownstone in Brooklyn Heights, has lived in San Francisco, Chicago, and Prague, and now again lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the cartoonist Josh Neufeld, and their daughter. Her debut novel Girl Through Glass (Harper/January 2016) is, in many ways, a deeply personal book; it is based on her early experiences in the classical dance world. As a child, she studied ballet at Neubert Ballet Theater, a once-storied Carnegie Hall studio. Later, she studied at Harkness Ballet and as a scholarship student at Eliot Feld’s New Ballet School. She went on to study and perform modern dance with Stephan Koplowitz and at Oberlin College, where she majored in history and minored in dance.

Joanna Rakoff is author of A Fortunate Age, which won the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers and the Elle Readers’ Prize, and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a San Francisco Chronicle best seller. She has written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, and other publications. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Aug 2, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States


Curbside Splendor