Friday, October 15, at 7:30pm, Sara Marcus discusses Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution. She will be joined by local musician Laurie Lindeen, author of Petal Pusher.
Details are here.
Girls to the Front is the epic, definitive history of Riot Grrrl–the radical feminist uprising that exploded into the public eye in the 1990s and included incendiary punk bands Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy, and Huggy Bear. A dynamic chronicle not just a movement but an era, this is the story of a group of pissed-off girls with no patience for sexism and no intention of keeping quiet.
“For a Second Wave feminist like myself, Girls to the Front evokes wonderfully the way the generation after mine soaked up the promise and the punishment of feminist consciousness: all in all, a richly moving story.”–Vivian Gornick
Sara Marcus is a write and musician living in Brooklyn, New York. Her prose and poetry have appeared in publications including Slate, Time Out New York, The Advocate, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Heeb, where she was the politics editor for five years.–David E