Anyone going to Marjane Satrapi's discussion on her latest book

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Anyone going to Marjane Satrapi's discussion on her latest book

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1carmenDC
Oct 5, 2006, 10:06pm

Marjane Satrapi is going to be at Politics and Prose in DC on Halloween night discussing her latest book. ANyone going?

2SqueakyChu
Oct 5, 2006, 10:26pm

Hmmmm....

Sounds interesting. What time?

3SqueakyChu
Oct 5, 2006, 10:27pm

I read her first graphic novel. It probably would be nice to get to see her in person.

4carmenDC
Oct 6, 2006, 4:15pm

She will be at Politics and Prose:
Tuesday, October 31, 7 p.m. Marjane Satrapi to talk about her lastest book: Chicken with Plums
Address for P&P:
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

5Tricoteuse
Oct 9, 2006, 12:04pm

I didn't even know that she had a new book coming out.

I'll definitely try to make it to that - I really like her work.

6carmenDC
Oct 13, 2006, 3:54pm

I started reading her last book: Chicken and Plums.. I found it very depressing and sad. I'm still going to see her at Politics and Prose.

7Tricoteuse
Oct 31, 2006, 12:52pm

Anyone else still planning to go to this tonight? I'll be there for sure, picked up a copy of the book last week.

8SqueakyChu
Oct 31, 2006, 7:27pm

I decided to go straight home from work for Halloween. I need my chocolate! :-)

Let me know how it was.

9Tricoteuse
Nov 1, 2006, 11:19am

It was fantastic, she's really funny and interesting. She talked about her books and how each one came about and what she was trying to do with them, as well as about general culture and politics stuff.

There was a really good sized crowd considering it was Halloween.

10PhilipMarlowe First Message
Nov 1, 2006, 11:38am

Satrapi actually came to my school; it was really fascinating. She discussed the process of how she wrote the book: for example, the idea to include the long speech by the matron in the school was inspired by the speech in Henry James's book "The Portrait of the Artists as a Young Man."

11SqueakyChu
Nov 1, 2006, 7:22pm

Thanks for sharing. It sounds as if it was fun.