QC – Any Man Signing + Q&A

Press Release:

Join us as renowned poet & author Amber Tamblyn will be signing and discussing her latest book ANY MAN at Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore, with special guest Rebecca Woodmass on Wednesday, July 25 at 6 PM.

Admission is free.

***The author will only be signing for and taking photos with people who purchase copies of her book ANY MAN at Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore***

Rejoignez-nous en tant que célèbre poète et auteur Amber Tamblyn signera et discutera de son dernier livre ANY MAN à la Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore.

L’entrée est gratuite.

ABOUT THE BOOK

In her blazingly original and unforgettable debut novel ANY MAN, Amber Tamblyn brings to startling life a specter of sexual violence in the shadowy form of Maude, a serial female rapist who preys on men.

In this electric and provocative debut novel, Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture.

A violent serial rapist is on the loose, who goes by the name Maude. She hunts for men at bars, online, at home— the place doesn’t matter, neither does the man. Her victims then must live the aftermath of their assault in the form of doubt from the police, feelings of shame alienation from their friends and family and the haunting of a horrible woman who becomes the phantom on which society projects its greatest fears, fascinations and even misogyny. All the while the police are without leads and the media hound the victims, publicly dissecting the details of their attack.

What is extraordinary is how as years pass these men learn to heal, by banding together and finding a space to raise their voices. Told in alternating viewpoints signature to each voice and experience of the victim, these pages crackle with emotion, ranging from horror to breathtaking empathy.

As bold as it is timely, ANY MAN paints a searing portrait of survival and is a tribute to those who have lived through the nightmare of sexual assault.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Amber Tamblyn, author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection DARK SPARKLER, has been nominated for Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit awards. She has published two additional books of poetry, FREE STALLION (2005), which won the Borders Book Choice Award for Breakout Writing, and BANG DITTO (2009), an IndieNext bestseller. Tamblyn reviews books of poetry for Bust Magazine, is poet in residence at Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and is a contributing writer for The New York Times. Her work has appeared in Glamour, Teen Vogue, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Iowa Review Poets & Writers, PANK, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

Rebecca Woodmass has been writing poetry ever since they were a child, and writing is the axis around which all other elements of her life turns. They just released their first book, a self-published full-length poetry book called “Tiny World.”. She is working on her next book, which will explore their experience healing trauma through community care, nature, and magic.

À PROPOS DU LIVRE

Dans son tout premier roman flamboyant original et inoubliable ANY MAN, Amber Tamblyn apporte à la vie surprenante un spectre de violence sexuelle sous la forme obscure de Maude, une violeuse en série qui s’en prend aux hommes.

Dans ce premier roman électrique et provocateur, Tamblyn mélange des genres de poésie, de prose et d’éléments de suspens pour donner forme aux récits choquants des victimes de violences sexuelles, cartographiant les façons destructrices par lesquelles notre société perpétue la culture du viol.

Un violent violeur en série est en liberté, qui s’appelle Maude. Elle chasse pour les hommes dans les bars, en ligne, à la maison – l’endroit n’a pas d’importance, pas plus que l’homme. Ses victimes doivent alors vivre les conséquences de leur agression sous la forme de doutes de la police, d’aliénation de la part de leurs amis et de leur famille et la hantise d’une horrible femme qui devient le fantôme sur lequel la société projette ses plus grandes peurs, fascinations et même misogynie. Pendant ce temps, la police est sans piste et les médias harcèlent les victimes, disséquant publiquement les détails de leur attaque.

Ce qui est extraordinaire, c’est comment, au fil des années, ces hommes apprennent à guérir, en se regroupant et en trouvant un espace pour élever leur voix. Racontée en alternant la vue des points de vue de chaque voix et l’expérience de la victime, ces pages pétillent d’émotion, allant de l’horreur à l’empathie à couper le souffle.

Aussi audacieux que possible, ANY MAN dresse un portrait brûlant de la survie et rend hommage à ceux qui ont vécu le cauchemar de l’agression sexuelle.

A PROPOS DE L’AUTEUR

Amber Tamblyn, auteur de la collection de poésie acclamée par la critique DARK SPARKLER, a été nominé aux Emmy Awards, Golden Globe et Independent Spirit Awards. Elle a publié deux livres de poésie supplémentaires, FREE STALLION (2005), qui a remporté le Borders Book Choice Award pour Breakout Writing, et BANG DITTO (2009), un best-seller IndieNext. Tamblyn passe en revue des livres de poésie pour Bust Magazine, est poète en résidence chez Smart Girls d’Amy Poehler et est un écrivain contributeur pour le New York Times. Son travail est apparu dans Glamour, Teen Vogue, le San Francisco Chronicle, l’Iowa Review poètes et écrivains, PANK, et ailleurs. Elle vit à Brooklyn avec son mari et sa fille.

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Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore
2220 McGill College Avenue, Montreal, QC H3A3P9
+1 514-845-5811

MA – Any Man Signing

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Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning poet and actress Amber Tamblyn on Tuesday, July 24th at 6:00 PM for a discussion of her debut novel, Any Man. She will be joined in conversation by writer, performer, and activist Jaclyn Friedman, author of Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All.

All pre-sale tickets include a paperback copy of Any Man, admission into the event, and a $5 coupon for use in the bookstore. Pre-sale tickets are available for four weeks, after which a $5 ticket option will also go on sale. Books bundled with pre-sale tickets may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand.

About Any Man

In this electric and provocative debut novel, Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture.

A violent serial rapist is on the loose, who goes by the name Maude. She hunts for men at bars, online, at home—the place doesn’t matter, neither does the man. Her victims then must live the aftermath of their assault in the form of doubt from the police, feelings of shame and alienation from their friends and family, and the haunting of a horrible woman who becomes the phantom on which society projects its greatest fears, fascinations and even misogyny. All the while the police are without leads and the media hound the victims, publicly dissecting the details of their attack.

What is extraordinary is how as years pass these men learn to heal, by banding together and finding a space to raise their voices. Told in alternating viewpoints signature to each voice and experience of the victim, these pages crackle with emotion, ranging from horror to breathtaking empathy.

As bold as it is timely, Any Man paints a searing portrait of survival and is a tribute to those who have lived through the nightmare of sexual assault.

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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-6837

NYC – Succession Cast Speaks

Brian Cox, Hiam Abbass, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, and Jesse Armstrong appear at BUILD Studio on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM to speak about their new HBO series SUCCESSION!

It’s rebellion. It’s sabotage. It’s family. Premiering June 3 on HBO, “Succession” tracks the lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father (Brian Cox) begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate under his control.

Free tickets available at the link…

BUILD Studio
692 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

NYC – The Glass Castle Discussion

Join actor Brie Larson, actor Naomi Watts, and author Jeannette Walls for a conversation on Tuesday, August 8th at 7:00 PM about their upcoming film, “The Glass Castle,” based on Walls’s critically acclaimed memoir of the same name. Tickets available at the link…

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight–knit family, “The Glass Castle” recounts the unconventional upbringing Walls and her siblings had as part of a dysfunctional family. Joining the conversation for the question–and–answer portion of the evening is director and screenwriter Destin Daniel Cretton.

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Florence Gould Hall
55 E 59th St, New York, New York 10022
(212) 355-6100

FL – Dark Sparkler Signing

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000000-Amber-TamblynActress and author Amber Tamblyn (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Ring, 127 Hours, Joan of Arcadia) appears at Inkwood Books to present her new book Dark Sparkler, on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Press Release:

Amber Tamblyn will discuss and sign her collection of poetry DARK SPARKLER an “emotionally charged collection of poetic portraits of the lives and troubling ends of more than thirty actresses famous and obscure. Featuring subjects like Brittany Murphy, Marilyn Monroe, and Jane Mansfield—and paired with original artwork, commissioned for this book, by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama—DARK SPARKLER is a surprising and thought-provoking collection from a searching and multi-talented young artist.”

About Amber: Amber Tamblyn is an author, actress and director who has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. She has three collections of poetry and prose, most recently Dark Sparkler which explores the lives and deaths of child star actresses, with accompanying artwork by such luminaries as Marilyn Manson and David Lynch, amongst others. She reviews books of poetry written by women for Bust Magazine and is a contributing writer for The Poetry Foundation and visiting Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Inkwood Books
216 S Armenia Ave, Tampa, Florida 33609
(813) 253-2638

MN – Dark Sparkler Signing

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000000-Amber-TamblynActress and author Amber Tamblyn (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Ring, 127 Hours, Joan of Arcadia) appears at Magers and Quinn Booksellers to present her new book Dark Sparkler, on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

The lives of more than twenty-five actresses lost before their time—from Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy—explored in a haunting, provocative new work by an acclaimed poet and actress.

Amber Tamblyn is both an award-winning film and television actress and an acclaimed poet. As such she is deeply fascinated—and intimately familiar—with the toll exacted from young women whose lives are offered in sacrifice as starlets. The stories of these actresses, both famous and obscure-tragic stories of suicide, murder, obscurity, and other forms of death—inspired this empathic and emotionally charged collection of new poetic work.

Featuring subjects from Marilyn Monroe and Frances Farmer to Dana Plato and Brittany Murphy—and paired with original artwork commissioned for the book by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama—Dark Sparkler is a surprising and provocative collection from a young artist of wide-ranging talent, culminating in an extended, confessional epilogue of astonishing candor and poetic command.

Amber Tamblyn is an author, actress and director who has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. She has three collections of poetry and prose, most recently “Dark Sparkler” (Harper Perennial) which explores the lives and deaths of child star actresses, with accompanying artwork by such luminaries as Marilyn Manson and David Lynch, amongst others. She reviews books of poetry written by women for Bust Magazine and is a contributing writer for The Poetry Foundation and visiting Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She lives in Brooklyn.

Please note the following signing restriction: Amber will sign any book of hers, but she will only sign memorabilia if the customer has purchased a book.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Magers and Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
tel: 612.822.4611

CT – Dark Sparkler Signing

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000000-Amber-TamblynPress Release:

Join Bank Square Books for an author talk with actress and poet Amber Tamblyn, author of the book Dark Sparkler, on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

A lifelong performer from a Hollywood family, actress Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Two and a Half Men, The Ring) is also an established poet who has studied with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, and others.

As a working actress, she is also deeply fascinated—and intimately familiar—with the costs of fame and the demands placed on young women in movies and on television. An initially casual interest in the lives and disappointments of actresses before her time—tragic stories of suicide, murder, obscurity, and other forms of death—inspired this insightful and emotionally charged collection of poetic portraits of the lives and troubling ends of more than thirty actresses famous and obscure. Featuring subjects like Brittany Murphy, Marilyn Monroe, and Jane Mansfield—and paired with original artwork, commissioned for this book, by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama—DARK SPARKLER is a surprising and thought-provoking collection from a searching and multi-talented young artist.

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Bank Square Books
53 W Main St, Mystic, Connecticut 06355
(860) 536-3795

MA – Dark Sparkler Signing

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Harvard Book Store and the Cambridge Public Library host an evening of poetry and conversation with poet and award-winning actress AMBER TAMBLYN and poet, critic, and Harvard professor STEPHEN BURT on Tuesday March 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30). The evening will include readings by Tamblyn and Burt, followed by a discussion of Tamblyn’s latest poetry collection, Dark Sparkler. This event includes a book signing and is free to the public; no tickets are required.

About Dark Sparkler:
The lives of more than twenty-five actresses lost before their time—from Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy—explored in a haunting, provocative new work by an acclaimed poet and actress.

Amber Tamblyn is both an award-winning actress and an acclaimed poet. As such she is deeply fascinated—and intimately familiar—with the toll exacted from young women whose lives are offered in sacrifice as starlets. The stories of these actresses, both famous and obscure-tragic stories of suicide, murder, obscurity, and other forms of death—inspired this empathic and emotionally charged collection of new poetic work.

Featuring subjects from Marilyn Monroe and Frances Farmer to Dana Plato and Brittany Murphy—and paired with original artwork commissioned for the book by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama—Dark Sparkler is a surprising and provocative collection from a young artist of wide-ranging talent, culminating in an extended, confessional epilogue of astonishing candor and poetic command.

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-4040