10/01/2013 7:00 pm
Rookie Yearbook 2
Please join us for an evening with Tavi Gevinson, founder and editor-in-chief of the online teen magazine sensation, Rookie. She will discuss the second volume of the popular Rookie Yearbook.
Tavi Gevinson started her personal blog, STYLE ROOKIE in 2008, when she was 11 years old. It was a place where, from the confines of her bedroom in the suburbs, she could write about personal style and chronicle the development of her own. Within two years, the blog was averaging 50,000 hits per day. Soon fashion designers were flying her around the world to attend, and write about, fashion shows, and to be a guest of honor at their parties. Soon Tavi's interests grew beyond fashion, into culture and art and, especially, feminism. In September 2011, when she was 15, she launched ROOKIE a website for girls like her: teenagers who are interested in fashion and beauty but also in dissecting the culture around them through a uniquely teen-girl lens. ROOKIE broke 1 million page views within its first six days. ROOKIE YEARBOOK ONE collected articles, interviews, photo editorials, and illustrations from the highly praised and hugely popular online magazine. In addition to its 50-plus regular writers, photographers, and illustrators (many of whom are teenage girls themselves), ROOKIE's contributors and interviewees have included prominent makers of popular culture such as Lena Dunham, Miranda July, Joss Whedon, Jon Hamm, Zooey Deschanel, David Sedaris, Elle Fanning, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, John Waters, Chloe Sevigny, Liz Phair, Dan Savage, JD Samson, Ira Glass, Aubrey Plaza, Daniel Clowes, Carrie Brownstein, Paul Feig, Bethany Cosentino, Kimya Dawson, Fred Armisen, and Winnie Holzman.
This will be a ticketed event. ADMISSION $10. Each ticket can be redeemed for $10 off the cover price of Rookie Yearbook 2 on the night of the event.
Writers at Wright is a partnership between The Book Table, Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, Midwest Media and Unity Temple Restoration Foundation dedicated to bringing the finest authors to speak at Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece, Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL.
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! Doors open at 6pm at Unity Temple. See you there!