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Rebecca Solnit
The Mother of All Questions

Wed 1 November 2017, 18:30-19:30
At-Bristol
£10/£8/£4

We regret to have to let you know that Rebecca Solnit is unwell and has been advised to cancel many of her upcoming events by her doctor. The event in Bristol has had to be cancelled. We wish her well for a full recovery. Ticket buyers will receive a full refund. Any questions about this, please contact us. We apologise for this cancellation and will of course endeavour to re-arrange an event with Rebecca at a later date.

£4 PARTNER RATE is for staff, students or members at the following organisation: Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Business West, University of Bristol and UWE.

Fiercely intelligent, radical, sometimes raging but always, ultimately, hopeful the voice of Rebecca Solnit – through her many essays and award-winning books – has entered the public consciousness and seized the zeitgeist. In 2014’s Men Explain Things to Me, an acknowledged classic of contemporary feminist writing, she spoke for generations of women who have been talked over by the patriarchy and inspired the term ‘mansplaining’. Her recent essay 'The Loneliness of Donald Trump' is an attack on the president’s personality, portraying him as an isolated and frustrated narcissist. The updated edition of her Hope in the Dark was a bestseller in 2016 as people looked optimism among the gloom.

Solnit returns now with a new essay collection The Mother of All Questions. In it, she points the way towards a new feminism; writing with great thoughtfulness about rape jokes and gender roles; about reproductive choices and the silence of complicity; about the questions women are asked and the narratives we are given. Solnit’s writing brings together breathtaking vision and great imagination and this – coupled with a keen sense of injustice – makes her a writer essential for these times.

Image credit Adrian Mendoza.

Please note that you will be asked of proof for your eligibility of a Partner Rate or concession ticket. Concessions apply to Full Time Students, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit claimants, over 60s and disabled people. The Partner Rate is for staff, students or members at the following organisation: Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Business West, University of Bristol and UWE. Please note that no refunds/exchanges are possible for tickets already purchased at the higher price.

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