Carmen Aguirre’s memoir titled Mexican Hooker #1: Art Love and Forgiveness After Trauma is a sequel to her award-winning memoir, Something Fierce. She gives a free writing seminar at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 17. (carmenaguirre.ca)

Carmen Aguirre’s memoir titled Mexican Hooker #1: Art Love and Forgiveness After Trauma is a sequel to her award-winning memoir, Something Fierce. She gives a free writing seminar at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 17. (carmenaguirre.ca)

Award-winning playwright hosts free memoir, satire writing lecture at UVic

Carmen Aguirre will present in person and remotely from Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 17

Nationally lauded playwright and writer Carmen Aguirre is featured in a free lecture on memoir and satire writing at the University of Victoria’s Phoenix Theatre and online Feb. 17.

The 2020 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre finalist and graduate of Langara College’s Studio 58 theatre school will read from her new play The Consent Club and from her best-selling memoir Mexican Hooker #1: Art, Love, and Forgiveness After Trauma.

Aguirre’s memoir is a sequel to Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, an international bestseller and CBC Canada Reads award winner, which provides a firsthand account of a young revolutionary living in dictator Augusto Pinochet’s Chile in the 1980s.

The Thursday lecture, set to start at 12:30 p.m., will be available both in-person and remotely and attendees are advised the readings will contain subject matter related to sexual assault. The readings will be followed by a question and answer period. Registration can be done online at uvic.ca/events.

The lecture is part of the Orion Series in Fine Arts, which aims to bring distinguished visitors from other parts of Canada – and the world – to the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Fine Arts.

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