Writer, mentor, sexual violence activist Marnie Goodfriend to take the stage
LOS ANGELES, CA - Following the performance of Extremities on Saturday. September 8th, Marnie Goodfriend will engage audiences in an intimate discussion. Expect bold and inspiring insights on the themes and subject matter of the play, its personal resonance, and its relevance to our times.
Marnie has received fellowships from PEN America USA and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. As a freelance writer and author, she focuses on trauma, body dysmorphia, sexual assault, mental health, and women’s issues. Since 1996, she’s been a public speaker for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) and has consulted television networks on rape storylines including Private Practice’s multi-episode story arc.
Marnie is the creative nonfiction editor at Angels Flight • literary west, essays editor at The Nervous Breakdown, and an LA Weekly contributor. Her memoir, Chewing Gravel, about the double rape of two young women by a serial rapist dubbed The Top Gun rapist, is forthcoming.
Discover her new collection of essays, girl. pills. bees. body. gone. with an early release excerpt only available at this special event
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th immediately following the 8:00 PM performance of Extremities at Broadwater Black Box: 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA