Thursday, June 01, 2006

Samantha Barrow at Robin's this Sunday 

CELEBRATORY BOOK RELEASE of GRIT and tender membrane

Samantha Barrow's very first book, published by Plan B Press

Sunday, June 4th

6:00 Wine, cheese & music by Fan of Friends
6:45 Book reading and signing

Robin's Bookstore
108 South 13th Street

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Sam and her plans:

"Samantha Barrow will always stand out as one of the gutsiest and most
provocative performers I've seen." Jersey Beat Magazine

"Sam Barrow is smart and sassy, empowering and brave. You can feel
soul oozing out of each word." – Katz, Athens Boys Choir

This summer, Sam will tour the U.S. on her motor bike to celebrate the Grit and tender membrane, the full-length manuscript of poetry and tales from her first tour, published by Plan B Press. Sam was awarded a Leeway grant to fund this tour and to facilitate erotic poetry workshops with survivors of sexual abuse along the way. Those sessions will result in a chapbook of poems by survivors that will then be used by grass roots anti- violence and survivor support services for fundraising and
educational purposes.


About the workshops:

My workshops use poetry to explore the ways we can shed some of the shame that blocks our potential for joy. We celebrate the erotic in all its complexities and individuals are welcome to speak directly about painful experiences and/or revel in writing about pleasure. All of our lives are affected by the sexual violence of the media, as well as by issues of gendered dominance that pervade interpersonal and
professional relationships. In my workshops, the definition of "survivor" is expanded to encompass that broad range of second hand abuse for participants who would like to counteract its influence.

If you know of a fabulous organization, venue or contact who may be interested in hosting a workshop or performance anywhere in this country, let me know. I'll be traveling all over and there can never be too many shows. Contact Samantha Barrow at: samantha.barrow@gmail.com

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