Author Alice Sebold Speaks on Uniting Genders in the Fight Against Rape

Head shot of Alice Sebold.Miami Regionals is hosting bestselling memoirist and novelist, Alice Sebold for a talk on "We Move As a Group: Uniting the Genders in the Fight Against Rape Culture" at Parrish Auditorium on Wednesday October 17 at 7:00 p.m.

During Sebold’s time at Syracuse University she was raped and unlike many other women, was able to successfully prosecute her rapist. She will speak to the idea that it is not just the victims of sexual assault that suffer in a world where sex crimes are increasingly commonplace but all of us. Though not shying away from the grim realities of the present, Sebold's goal is to provide hope by working to dismantle the antiquated and destructive divisions that still exist among us and to inspire a more open dialogue.

Sebold has written three national bestselling books, “The Lovely Bones”, which also became a film in 2009, was one of the best-reviewed novels of the decade and was translated into 45 different languages. “Lucky”, an account of her rape and the trial that came about after when she was the age of 18. Her second novel “The Almost Moon”, covers the topics of matricide, mental illness and ambivalence within mother/daughter relationships.

For more information on this talk call (513) 785-3277. While this event is free and open to the public, an RSVP is required. RSVP online at Parrish Auditorium is located on Miami Regionals’ Hamilton Campus at 1601 University Blvd.