Arts and Theatre

Jodi Picoult Brings the Conversation on Same-Sex Couples’ Reproductive Rights to DC

Jodi PicoultLast month, President Obama announced the unconstitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages. This announcement and the ongoing discourse about the rights of same-sex couples serves as a testament to the timeliness and insight of Jodi Picoult’s writings. The best-selling author’s latest novel, Sing You Home, delves into the issues of a same-sex couple and their attempts to have a child. Picoult will appear at Sixth & I on Tuesday, March 22nd to discuss the subject matter of her compelling novel.

The story follows Zoe as she finds herself falling in love with a friend, Vanessa. When the couple decides they want to have a child using Zoe and her ex-husband’s frozen embryos, he takes them to court, where their lifestyle and desire for a child is questioned in the public eye.

Picoult will be in conversation with Ron Charles, deputy editor and a weekly fiction critic for The Washington Post “Book World.” A book signing will follow the event.

Sing You Home includes a CD of original songs created for the novel by Ellen Wilber with lyrics by Picoult. Wilber will perform at the event.

Picoult’s book has received much acclaim and recently debuted at No. 2 on the Indie Bookstore Bestseller list.

When: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Where: Sixth & I. 600 I Street, NW. Washington, DC 20001

Other Information: Tickets are $35 and include one (1) copy of Sing You Home. Visit www.sixthandi.org for more information.

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