Tuesday, May 1st @ 6:30pm - Publication Party! Francesca Lia Block discusses and signs "The Thorn Necklace"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Francesca Lia Block to the store to discuss and sign The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and the Creative Process on Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30 pm. Joining her in conversation will be author/comedian Sara Benincasa. This will be the publication party and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store.
An exploration of the writing life by Francesca Lia Block, this book offers visceral insights and healing exercises for the writer who creates as a way to process pain and adversity. Block offers guideposts of awareness for writers, such as how to find a muse, channeling agony into art, putting chaos into order, ignoring the inner critic, fostering personal perseverance, and thriving as an artist in a troubled world. The author also addresses the intrinsic value of channeling our experiences into the written word and provides compassionate support to the reader for his or her own write-to-heal process.
Francesca Lia Block is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books of stories, nonfiction, and fiction, including the Weetzie Bat books. She has received the Spectrum Award, the Phoenix Award, the ALA Rainbow Award, and the 2005 Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as other citations from the American Library Association, the New York Times Book Review, and Publisher's Weekly. She lives in Los Angeles, a city the New York Times says she describes "better than any writer since Raymond Chandler." She teaches writing at UCLA, Antioch University, and numerous workshops across the country.
Sara Benincasa is an award-winning comedian and author of the books Great and Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom, a book based on her critically acclaimed solo show about panic attacks and agoraphobia. Her comedy has won praise from the Chicago Tribune, CNN, The Guardian, and The New York Times.