An Evening With Ani DiFranco
On May 22, join us for an enlightening evening with the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco. Ani will be discussing her new memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream. Joining Ani in conversation will be Gwen Thomkins, NPR veteran and host of WWNO’s Music Inside Out.
For more information visit: https://www.nojcc.org/events/2019/05/22/special-events/an-evening-with-ani-difranco/
What You Need To Know
In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole. In these frank, honest, passionate, and often funny pages is the tale of one woman’s eventful and radical journey to the age of thirty. Ani’s coming of age story is defined by her ethos of fierce independence–from being an emancipated minor sleeping in a Buffalo bus station, to unwaveringly building a career through appearances at small clubs and festivals, to releasing her first album at the age of 18, to consciously rejecting the mainstream recording industry and creating her own label, Righteous Babe Records. In these pages, as in life, she never hesitates to question established rules and expectations, maintaining a level of artistic integrity that has inspired and challenged more than a few. Ani continues to be a major touring and recording artist as well as a celebrated activist and feminist, standing as living proof that you can overcome all personal and societal obstacles to be who you are and to follow your dreams.
“The Grammy-winning Ani DiFranco recounts the eventful story of her life as a musician and feminist political activist. . . . Interspersed throughout with feminist/political musings and anecdotes about such music legends as Pete Seeger, Prince, and Bob Dylan, DiFranco’s tale celebrates both independent music and an unconventional life daringly lived. A refreshingly frank and free-spirited memoir from a feminist icon.”—Kirkus Reviews
Doors will open at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $35/person and each ticket includes one signed copy of No Wall and the Recurring Dream. Books will be distributed to ticket holders at the event.