Hungry for Stories Discussion #1 - ft. The Telling & Author Zoe Zolbrod

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 2:00pm


Read/Write Library
914 N. California Walton Entrance
60622 Chicago , IL

Read/Write Library welcomes Zoe Zolbrod, author of 'The Telling,' to join us for our first discussion in Hungry for Stories: A Chicago Book Club.

Hungry for Stories is designed to raise discussion around the culture and expression we value as a city through diverse, contemporary Chicago books. With the selection of wildly different forms, genres and voices from across the city, we hope to grow a community committed to reading outside of their comfort zones.

This discussion is free for Hungry for Stories subscribers and their guests, $10 for the public. Copies of 'The Telling' will be available for sale. Please RSVP via Eventbrite. Subscribers will receive a promo code via email.

About 'The Telling'
Zoe Zolbrod remained silent about her early childhood molestation for nearly a decade. When she finally decided to tell, she wasn't sure what to expect, or what to say. Through a kaleidoscopic series of experiences — Zolbrod hitchhikes with a boyfriend across the country, hangs out in a strip club in Philadelphia, meets and marries her husband, and gives birth to her children — she traces the development of her sexuality, her relationships with men, and the cultivation of her motherhood in the shadow of her childhood sexual abuse. Bolstered with research, Zolbrod argues passionately for the empowerment of sexual abuse victims and the courage it takes to talk about it.

'The Telling' is an intimate examination of one woman's reckoning with a past she can't always explain, and a life lived in search for the right words.

Published May 2016, Curbside Splendor Publishing


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We're located on the corner of California and Walton (just south of Augusta Blvd and north of Chicago Ave). Our entrance is on Walton up a ramp; look for the round white Read/Write Library sign. The #52 California and #66 Chicago buses are no more than a block away and parking is plentiful. Read/Write Library is wheelchair accessible.

What can I bring into the event?
This event is BYOB.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope! Please register by noon on the 22nd, we will have a printed list at the event.

Can I update my registration information?
Yes, but please do so by noon on the 22nd!