Viv Albertine in conversation with Melita Dennett
Thursday 22nd November 2018
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £10 + booking fee
Melting Vinyl and Folkestone Quarterhouse present
in conversation with Melita Dennett
To Throw Away Unopened is the follow up to the best-selling Clothes, Music, Boys by punk pioneer (of The Slits), artist and writer Viv Albertine, in which she has reinvented the memoir genre with her unflinching honesty.
To Throw Away Unopened is a fearless dissection of one woman’s obsession with the truth – the truth about family, power, and her identity as a rebel and outsider. An exercise in psychological archaeology, excavating what lies beneath: the fear, the loneliness, the anger. It is a brutal expose of human dysfunctionality, the impossibility of true intimacy, and the damage wrought upon us by secrets and revelations, siblings and parents. Yet it is also a testament to how we can rebuild ourselves and come to face the world again.
With the inimitable blend of humour, vulnerability, and intelligence that makes Viv Albertine one of our finest authors working today, To Throw Away Unopened smashes through layers of propriety and leads us into a new place of savage self-discovery.
“Crackling with anger and brimming with insight into the dirty business of art, family and being a woman in a hostile world.” Eimear McBride