The Themes That Bind Us by Sabrina Chap

Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 7pm

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A Reading, multi-media lecture and book signing event for Live Through This - On Creativity and Self-Destruction.

While editing the stories in ‘Live Through This”, writer and editor Sabrina Chapadjiev noticed a series of themes inherent in the essays. Shame, political consciousness, isolation, power versus control: these are just some of the topics that are inherent in anyone’s self-destructive journey.

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.

This multi-media lecture is an incredible introduction to the book and the themes that appear in between the lines of each artists’ story. It consists of short readings, a 45 minute multi-media lecture, and a Q&A that always prompts an interesting dialogue.

From 8:30-9pm, Sabrina will be available to sign your book.

About the book:

Live Through This - On Creativity and Self-Destruction
In a collection of original stories, essays, artwork, and photography, Nan Goldin, Eileen Myles, be! hooks, and other cutting-edge artists explore their use of art to survive madness, abuse, incest, depression, and the impulse toward self-destruction manifest in eating disorders, cutting, addiction, and contemplation of suicide. The book confronts the
brutality many women and girls encounter in the world around them, and bravely takes as its subject the often misunderstood violence they at times inflict upon themselves.

About the presenter:

SABRINA CHAPADJIEV is a playwright, spoken word artist, songwriter and editor. Her previous collection, ‘Cliterature- 18 interviews with women* artists’ has been featured in the International Museum of Women’s on-line exhibition and is distributed by Microcosm Press. Her plays, including perhaps merely quiet, have been performed in New York, Chicago, Paris and England. She has participated in over eight Ladyfests as a spoken word artist and workshop facilitator.

This workshop is produced by the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, producer of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and Seduction, Seattle's Sexiest Halloween Party. Our mission is to promote the many ways sex is beneficial through education, outreach, the arts, advocacy, and research programs that serve the public. As a 501c3, we are eligible for tax benefits, matching contributions and grant funding, and donations may be tax deductible. Please go to for more information.

Center for Sex Positive Culture Main Space

1602 15th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119

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