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Chavisa Woods reads from 100 TIMES at Left Bank Books

July18 at Left Bank Books in Saint Louis, MO


Left Bank Books presents Shirley Jackson Award-winning author and three-time Lambda Finalist, Chavisa Woods who will sign and discuss her new book 100 Times, a memoir of one hundred personal stories of sexism, harassment, discrimination, and assault.

In these extraordinary pages, sexual violence and sexist discrimination occur regardless of age, in all spheres of society, in rural and urban areas alike, in the US and abroad, from Woods’ youth through adulthood. Demonstrating how often people are conditioned to endure sexism and harassment, and how thoroughly men feel entitled to women’s spaces and bodies, 100 Times forces the reader to witness the myriad ways in which sexism and misogyny continuously shape women’s lives, and are built-in facets of our society.

Brooklyn-based writer Chavisa Woods is the author of the short story collection Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country, about which Booklist, in a starred review, wrote, “This book is tight, intelligent, and important, and sure to secure Woods a seat in the pantheon of critical 21st century voices.” Woods was the recipient of the 2014 Cobalt Prize for fiction and was a finalist in 2009, 2014, and 2018 for the Lambda Literary Award for fiction. In 2018 Woods was the recipient of the Kathy Acker Award for Writing and the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novelette. 

July18, 7.00pm

399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO United States