March 10, 2019 - 3:00pm
Prairie Lights

For this special Women’s History Month event, founding member of the Time’s Up movement Amber Tamblyn will read from and talk about her new book: Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution. 

Tamblyn defines an Era of Ignition as “the time of self-reflection that follows in the wake of personal upheaval and leads to a call to action and positive change.” In Era of Ignition, she writes of her own struggle for identity after becoming famous as an actress at a young age, and her Era of Ignition in a larger sense, where she addresses gender inequality and the judgment paradigm, misogyny and discrimination, trauma and the veiled complexities of consent, white feminism and pay parity, reproductive rights and sexual assault.  

Tamblyn is the author of the poetry volumes Bang Dittoand  Dark Sparkler, and a novel, Any Man. She is  a contributing writer for the New York Times, in addition to being an actor and director. She’s been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film, including House M.D. and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Most recently, she wrote and directed the feature film Paint It Black.She lives in New York.

"Amber is a unique combination–a creative powerhouse as well as a fierce activist and advocate who understands that 'feminist' is not a passive label. Era of Ignition is beautifully written, unflinchingly honest, and laugh-out-loud funny. This is a coming-of-age story that chronicles not only Amber's life and career, but this once-in-a-generation moment when women across America are discovering power and strength we never knew we had." —Cecile Richards