An Evening with Laurie Halse Anderson

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Off Site

Eberhard Center
301 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
SHOUT Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670012107
Availability: On Our Shelves Now-Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019

Schuler Books is thrilled to host New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson for her new book, SHOUT, a searing poetic memoir for the #MeToo era. Anderson will be joined in conversation by Shelley Irwin, host and producer for The WGVU Morning Show, a newsmagazine talk-show format on the local NPR affiliate


Event Details

Seating at the event will be first-come first-served. This event is for mature audiences only. Children under 13 will not be admitted. Only those who received books with their GA ticket OR purchased their book at the event will be admitted into the signing line.


Ticket Information:

Click here to purchase tickets.

General Admission Tickets: $25, includes admission and 1 copy of SHOUT

Student Tickets: $10, admission only. Includes a $10 coupon toward 1 copy of SHOUT. Student tickets will only be honored with presentation of a valid Student ID at the door. 


About the Book:

Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. In 1999, her groundbreaking, award-winning novel Speak opened the door for a national dialogue about rape culture and consent. Now, twenty years later, she reveals her personal history as a rape survivor in a searing new poetic memoir, SHOUT (on sale March 12, 2019).

In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she’s never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, devastating and triumphant, SHOUT is a denouncement of our society’s failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. 

 ★ “A captivating, powerful read about clawing your way out of trauma, reclaiming your body, and undoing lifetimes of lessons in order to use your voice as the weapon it is. Fervent and deafening.”—Booklist, starred review

 ★ “Powerful . . . Alternately raw and lyrical.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

 ★ “An important book for the #MeToo movement.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review


About the Author:

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, and new adults. Combined, her books have sold more than 8 million copies. She has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award three times. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was short-listed for the prestigious Carnegie medal. Laurie was selected by the American Library Association for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award and has been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English.

In addition to combating censorship, Laurie regularly speaks about the need for diversity in publishing and is a member of RAINN’s National Leadership Council. She lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys cheesesteaks while she writes. Find out more about Laurie by following her on Twitter and Instagram at @halseanderson or by visiting her website,