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Vagina Monologues Author Eve Ensler to Open MAPSO Book Festival, Friday Night, June 7th

Eve Ensler

The Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival is proud to host AN EVENING WITH EVE ENSLER, iconic feminist, writer, playwright and author of The Vagina Monologues, Friday, June 7th at 7:30PM at the Woodland in Maplewood.  She’ll be in conversation with Jennifer Baumgardner, writer, activist, filmmaker, and the former editor of Ms. magazine, where she will discuss her career, as well as her new book, The Apology.  A cocktail reception and meet and greet with Eve will take place prior to the event, at 6:00PM. This event will be a fundraiser for the libraries in Maplewood and South Orange. The proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit the Maplewood and South Orange Library Foundations equally. Each library foundation is fundraising to support planned major capital renovations and expansions, and the MAPSO Book Festival is delighted to support these efforts.  Tickets to this event can be purchased here

EVE ENSLER is a Tony Award-winning playwright, author, performer, and activist. Her international phenomenon The Vagina Monologues has been published in 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller I Am an Emotional Creature, the highly-praised In the Body of the World, and many more. She is the founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender-based violence in over 200 countries. Eve is one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Changed the World” and the Guardian’s “100 Most Influential Women.”

THE APOLOGY written by Eve from her father’s point of view in the words she has always needed to hear, attempts to transform the abuse she suffered with unflinching truthfulness, compassion, and an expansive vision for the future. Through The Apology, Eve has set out to provide a new way for herself and a possible road for others, so that survivors of abuse may finally envision how to be free.

For a complete book festival schedule, click here. The main day of the festival will take place on Saturday, June 8th, and feature R.L. Stine, Dan Gutman, and over 40 children’s authors, as well as a full slate of adult programming. You can visit the book festival online at

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