Nov 20, 2007

Investigative Journalist, Silja Talvi, Reads at The Bottleneck Lounge

Sunday, December 2, 7-8:30 PM, The Bottleneck Lounge,
2328 E. Madison St. (206.323.1098)

The BottleNeck Lounge, in conjunction with ColorsNW Magazine, is pleased to present Seattle-based [98122 resident!] investigative journalist Silja Talvi on Sunday, Dec. 2 for an intimate reading followed by a celebration of the release of her ground-breaking new work, Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System (Seal Press/November 2007). The reading is open to the public and will be followed by a brief question and answer session with the journalist.

Over the course of the past several years Talvi, Senior Editor for In These Times magazine, has traveled to women’s prisons both domestically and internationally, interviewing current and former inmates neglected or forgotten by a penal system that has become overloaded to capacity. Although the number of women in prison has soared to record heights, the system itself has not exponentially increased its services to deal with the high female population. Talvi illuminates the lives of women in prison, putting a human face on the motives behind the crimes and a human story behind the abuse, harassment and lack of proper medical and mental care that is often suffered as a result.

The BottleNeck is delighted to host Ms. Talvi, who will remain at the lounge after the reading for cocktails and conversation.

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