The event, held in conjunction with Hartford Public Library's "One Book, One Hartford" initiative, will take place at &;30 pm Sunday, May 6 at Cheney Hall in Manchester.
Ensler is best known for her landmark theater piece, The Vagina Monologues, but has become a feminist icon and an international activist working to stop violence against women in locations as far-flung as Afghanistan, Bosnia, the Congo, the Middle East and Asia. Her V-Day organization is now a global entity stopping violence against women while empowering "vagina warriors" to take control of their bodies, their lives and their communities.
A Discussion with Eve Ensler comes hot on the heels of the release of her new book, "I Am an Emotional Creature," which chronicles the inner lives of teenage girls -- and is the Hartford Public Library's "One Book, One Hartford" selection for 2012.
Ensler's work on stage and in the trenches has affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of women. She is the recipient of the 2011 Isabelle Stevenson special Tony Award recognizing her achievements and humanitarian efforts.
At the Cheney Hall event, Ensler will take part in a conversation with Katherine Kane, executive director of the Stowe Center, whose popular Salons and other events have frequently dealt with women's issues. A booksigning will follow the discussion.
Tickets are $45, or $40 for members of The Mark Twain House & Museum, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and the World Affairs Council of Connecticut as well as subscriber/members the Little Theatre of Manchester. A special $75 ticket includes VIP seating and 6 pm reception with Ensler in the Silk Room at Cheney Hall. For tickets, call 860-647-9824 or go to www.cheneyhall.org.