Berkeley Arts & Letters presents Ani DiFranco / No Walls and the Recurring Dream
Berkeley Arts & Letters presents an evening with pioneering DIY artist, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco for her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream. Please join us!
In the book, Ani recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole. In these frank, honest, passionate, and often funny pages is the tale of one woman's eventful and radical journey to the age of thirty.
Ani's coming of age story is defined by her ethos of fierce independence -- from being an emancipated minor sleeping in a Buffalo bus station, to unwaveringly building a career through appearances at small clubs and festivals, to releasing her first album at the age of 18, to consciously rejecting the mainstream recording industry and creating her own label, Righteous Babe Records. In these pages, as in life, she never hesitates to challenge established rules and expectations, maintaining a level of artistic integrity that has impressed many and challenged more than a few. Ani continues to be a major touring and recording artist as well as a celebrated activist and feminist, standing as living proof that you can overcome all personal and societal obstacles to be who you are and to follow your dreams.
Ani DiFranco is a Grammy-winning musical artist and feminist icon recognized for her poetry and songwriting which pierces social convention and challenges the status quo, as well as for her social activism and political engagement. One of the first artists to create her own label in 1990, she is the mother of the DIY movement and has sold over 5.5 million albums on her own Righteous Babe Records, and recently released her twentieth studio album. While she has been known as the "Little Folksinger," her music has embraced many genres and collaborators ranging from Bob Dylan to Chuck D to Prince. She lives in New Orleans.
This event is held at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Doors at 6pm. Program at 7. Duration of event is subject to author's preference.
Signing details: Ani will be pre-signing 300 books for us. The first 300 people with tickets will get a signed book.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. All ticket sales are final.
This event is all ages. Accessibility is important to us! If you have special needs of any kind, please write events AT booksmith DOT com and we will do our best to accommodate you.
First Congregational Church of Berkeley (View)
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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