Stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe will be at Plymouth Guildhall on Friday 14 October, talking about her first book, ‘Animal – How a Woman is Made’.
‘Animal’ combines autobiography and evolutionary history to make us laugh and re-consider the female body, from armpit hair to zygots! In each chapter she examines a specific part or aspect of the human female body, why it has evolved, how it is exalted, oppressed or misunderstood in modern culture.
The book is entertaining, informative, personal and universal – silly about lots of things and serious about some. At the event Sara will provide an entertaining and thought provoking discussion around, sex, body autonomy, consent, drinking, menstruation and contraception and initiate discussion and debate around the areas of modern young adulthood.
Sara has starred on Live at the Apollo, QI, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats and has been a regular contributor on two series of Stand Up for the Week. As an actress she appeared regularly in W1A and Twenty Twelve. She has written for the Guardian, the Independent and Standard Issue magazine.
The event is being hosted by our libraries service and is suitable for anyone aged 15 and over. Entry is free but you must book in advance. For group bookings call 01752 780713.
The event will begin at 1.30pm, last for around an hour and there will be book sales and signings afterwards.