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Litquake on Lockdown: Caitlin Myer and Wiving with Joe Loya

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free
At 36 years old, Caitlin Myer is ready to start a family with her husband. She has left behind the restrictive confines of her Mormon upbringing and early sexual trauma, and believes she is now living her happily ever after. In a single week, she suffers the twin losses of a hysterectomy and the death of her mother, and is jolted into a terrible awakening that forces her to reckon with her past—and future. Myer’s electric debut memoir Wiving is the story of one woman’s “escape” from religion at age 20, only to find herself similarly entrapped in the gender conventions of the secular culture at large. The biblical characters Yael and Judith, wives who became assassins, become her totems as she evolves from wifely submission to warrior independence. In conversation with author Joe Loya. FREE, $5 suggested donation

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Joe Loya

Joe Loya is an essayist, screenwriter, actor/director, and author of the memoir, The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell: Confessions of a Bank Robber. While consulting on the script for Edgar Wright’s film Baby Driver, he was also cast as a bank guard who gets shot and killed by Jamie… Read More →


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Caitlin Myer

Caitlin Myer is the daughter of a poet and a visual artist, and grew up in a large, chaotic Mormon family in Provo, Utah. Her short stories, poetry, and essays have appeared in No Tokens, Electric Literature, The Butter, Cultural Weekly, and Joyland, among others, and she was a 2012… Read More →