January 30, 2023: Peggy Orenstein

Writers Bloc Presents Peggy Orenstein

Monday, January 30, 2023

7:30pm

New Roads School

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

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WE REQUIRE THAT YOU WEAR A MASK AT THE PROGRAM.

What did you do during the lockdown in the early days of the pandemic? Did you bake cakes, perfect sourdough, or clean out your closets? Peggy Orenstein, the acclaimed author of Boys & Sex, and Girls & Sex, started her pandemic experience much like all of us: tackling an interest or a need.

But she went a few steps further. Well, she went many steps further. What started out as a lark turned into a major exploration about women and work, clothes, fashion, and how they all relate to class, power, and culture. All this from knitting. Peggy decided to go back to the basics: to shear a sheep, and turn that fleece into a garment. It’s not as easy as it sounds. In this astonishing memoir, Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dying Wool, and Making the World’s Ugliest Sweater, often really funny and often really poignant, Peggy makes us reconsider the very nature of work, of clothes, and the intersection of past and present.

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