Claire Dederer: Love and Trouble

Wednesday May 17: 7:00PM 8:00PM

What happens when a happily married mother of two suddenly finds herself totally despondent and, simultaneously, suffering through an erotic reawakening? Claire Dederer can tell you in her new memoir. Her story glides between the present where she is a middle-aged mom in the grip of a unfamiliar hunger and the past when she was a teenager going through life with a heightened sensitivity and longing. Dederer exposes herself and her life, capturing something universal about what is like to be a woman, a daughter, and a wife.

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Claire Dederer is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses. Dederer is a long-time contributor to The New York Times. Her essays, criticism, and reviews have also appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The Nation, Vogue, Chicago Tribune, Real Simple, Entertainment Weekly, New York magazine, Yoga Journal, Newsday, Slate, Salon, and many other publications. Her essays have appeared in numerous anthologies, most recently Labor Day. Dederer began her career as the chief film critic for Seattle Weekly. She has taught at Hugo House, the University of Washington, and many residencies, workshops, and conferences. Dederer served as writer-in-residence in the MFA program at Old Dominion University, and has been awarded a residency at Hedgebrook, where she also taught the Master Class in memoir.

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