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One City One Book: Chanel Miller

March 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT


One City One Book: Chanel Miller
Tue Mar 16th 6:00pm – 7:00pm


Co-presented with San Francisco Public Library

Litquake is honored to partner with San Francisco Public Library to celebrate its 16th annual One City One Book selection, Know My Name by Chanel Miller. A citywide literary event, One City One Book encourages members of the San Francisco community to read the same book at the same time and then discuss it in a variety of public programs. Chanel Miller joins Robynn Takayama for a candid conversation about her book, art, and her personal experience with sexual trauma and the California court system.

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Universally acclaimed and rapturously reviewed, Chanel Miller’s breathtaking New York Times bestselling memoir “gives readers the privilege of knowing her not just as Emily Doe, but as Chanel Miller the writer, the artist, the survivor, the fighter” (The Wrap). Her story of trauma and transcendence illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicting a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shining with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life.

Chanel Miller is a writer and artist who received her BA in Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her critically acclaimed memoir Know My Name was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, as well as a best book of 2019 in TimeWashington PostChicago Tribune, People, and NPR, among others. She is a 2019 Time Next 100 honoree and a 2016 Glamour Woman of the Year honoree under her pseudonym, “Emily Doe.”

Robynn Takayama is an Asian-American media artist who presents complex stories about communities of color. Takayama contributes stories to public radio which reveal little-known intersectional histories of America’s diverse populations, including the Peabody-award winning documentary series, Crossing East, on the history of Asian immigration to the United States. Her contribution to the Journal of Asian American Studies’ special issue #WeToo: A Reader details her experience as an Asian American survivor, the complications that arise when the perpetrator is a family member, and the healing process she went through.


March 16, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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