Tuesday, July 21st, 2020, 6pm EDT, online only via Zoom. This event is free to attend, but registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lacy-crawford-author-of-notes-on-a-silencing-tickets-113690234552
The recording on this event is now available to watch on Gibson's Bookstore's Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/38xDIU_P1w0
Lacy Crawford visits Gibson's Bookstore virtually to discuss Notes on a Silencing: A Memoir, an exploration of her sexual assault decades ago during her time as a student at St Paul's School and the ensuing cover-up, and of the ways gender, privilege, and power shaped her experience as a girl at the gates of America's elite. She is joined in conversation by Kathy Giles, the fourteenth rector of St Paul's School (2019 - present), to discuss what it takes for communities to change. Their conversation will be moderated by Alyssa Dandrea, court journalist for the Concord Monitor newspaper.
Lacy Crawford is the author of the novel Early Decision. She lives in Southern California with her family.
Kathleen “Kathy” Carroll Giles became the Fourteenth Rector of St. Paul’s School on July 1, 2019. Most recently, she has served as head of school at Middlesex School since 2003. Before that, Kathy held a variety of roles at the Groton School, including dean of academic affairs, college advisor, English teacher, and coach.
Alyssa Dandrea is a journalist for the Concord Monitor, a daily newspaper based in New Hampshire's capital. In the months leading up to the #MeToo movement, Alyssa wrote an award-winning five-part series titled “Unsilenced” that features St. Paul’s School sexual assault survivor Chessy Prout and other women who shed their anonymity to reclaim their voices and push for change. Alyssa has done extensive reporting on the history of sexual abuse at St. Paul’s and the resulting civil and criminal litigation. Her most recent work includes a year-long project on domestic violence in New Hampshire.
A "powerful and scary and important and true" memoir of a young woman's struggle to regain her sense of self after trauma, and the efforts by a powerful New England boarding school to silence her—at any cost (Sally Mann, author of Hold Still).When Notes on a Silencing hit bookstores in the summer of 2020, even amidst a global pandemic, it sent shock