When: Monday, October 28th 2013 at 7:00pm
Where: Owl’s Nest Books in the Britannia Plaza
This dramatic, darkly funny narrative, which covers the decade from 1979 to 1989, takes the reader inside war-ridden Peru, dictatorship-run Bolivia, post-Malvinas Argentina and Pinochet’s Chile. Writing with passion and deep personal insight, Carmen Aguirre captures her constant struggle to reconcile her commitment to the resistance movement with the desires of her youth and her budding sexuality. Something Fierce is a gripping story of love, war and resistance and a rare first-hand account of revolutionary life.
Carmen is a Vancouver-based theatre artist and writer who has written and co-written twenty plays, including Chile Con Carne, The Trigger, The Refugee Hotel, and Blue Box. Her plays have been nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto), four Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards (Vancouver), and The Siminovitch Prize (national). Her first book, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter was nominated for numerous national and international awards, won CBC Canada Reads 2012, was named a Top Book of the Year by The Globe and Mail, The National Post, and Quill and Quire, and is a #1 national bestseller. Carmen has over sixty film, television and stage acting credits and is currently appearing in Alberta Theatre Projects’ The Motherf**ker With The Hat. She is the recipient of the 2002 New Play Centre’s Best New Play Award, the 2011 Union of B.C. Performers’ Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award, and Langara College’s 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award. Carmen is a graduate of the prestigious theatre training program Studio 58, Langara College.