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Amy Poehler
Friday, February 7, 2020
Amber Tamblyn
in conversation with Amy Poehler

discussing her book,
Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution

Writers Guild Theater
135 South Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$33 General Admission seating + Book

$43 Reserved Section seating + Book
$20 General Admission (on sale Jan 17, 10am)

Actor, filmmaker, and activist Amber Tamblyn shares a passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times from one of the founders of Time’s Up.

Amber Tamblyn is an author, actor, and director. She’s been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film, including House M.D. and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Most recently, she wrote and directed the feature film Paint It Black. She is the author of three books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed bestseller Dark Sparkler, and a novel, Any Man, as well as a contributing writer for the New York Times. She lives in New York.

“In Era of Ignition, Amber Tamblyn tackles crucial questions of this period, as a white feminist thinking about issues of gender and racial inequality, white supremacy, misogyny, economic and professional injustice and power abuses in her own industry and beyond.”—Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of Good and Mad

“A raw, gutsy, and exposing memoir unafraid to confront difficult questions in this turbulent time.”—America Ferrera, New York Times bestselling author of American Like Me

“A personal look at big picture questions, Era of Ignition reminds us how powerful, exhausting, and confusing it can be to go through life as a human woman. A mad, frank, tender, and very good read, written with love by a writer who loves you.”—Amy Poehler, New York Times bestselling author of Yes, Please 

Amber Tamblyn has emerged as an outspoken advocate for women’s rights. But she wasn’t always so bold and self-possessed. In her late twenties, after a particularly low period fueled by rejection and disillusionment, she grabbed hold of her own destiny and entered into what she calls an Era of Ignition—a time of self-reflection that follows in the wake of personal upheaval and leads us to challenge the status quo. In the process of undergoing this metaphysical metamorphosis, she realized that our country is going through an Era of Ignition of its own, and she set about agitating for change by initiating a dialogue about gender inequality.
In this deeply personal exploration of modern feminism, she addresses misogyny and discrimination, reproductive rights and sexual assault, white feminism and pay parity—all through the lens of her own experiences as well as those of her Sisters in Solidarity. At once an intimate meditation and a public reckoning, Era of Ignition is a galvanizing feminist manifesto that is required reading for anyone who wants to help change the world for the better.

Amy Poehler is an actress, writer, executive producer, and bestselling author.  Poehler currently stars as co-host (alongside Nick Offerman) and executive producer of the hit crafting competition series Making It. She also has multiple projects in the works as part of her successful production company Paper Kite Productions. She serves as executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series Russian Doll (starring Natasha Lyonne) and will serve as co-creator, executive producer, and the lead voice of FOX’s animated series Duncanville. She is currently in the midst of directing her newest feature film called Moxie, which is based on Jennifer Mathieu’s feminist young adult novel. Additional upcoming projects include Adult Swim’s half-hour comedy Three Busy Debras; the film adaptations of children’s fiction book The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street and the Rebecca Makkai-authored The Great Believers; and an untitled basketball comedy feature for Universal that she will also star in.

Poehler is perhaps best known for her starring role on  the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation. Her film credits include: her directorial debut in the buzzed-about Netflix comedy Wine Country, which she also starred in and produced;  The House, Sisters, Wet Hot American Summer, They Came Together, A.C.O.D., Free Birds, Are You Here, Baby Mama, Blades of Glory, and Mean Girls. She lent her voice as the character “Joy” in Disney Pixar’s Oscar-winning smash hit Inside Out and could also be heard in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Monsters vs. Aliens, Horton Hears a Who!, and Shrek the Third.

Poehler was part of the cast of Saturday Night Live for eight seasons (five as co-anchor of Weekend Update). She joined the SNL cast from the Upright Citizens Brigade, a sketch/improv troupe that she co-founded and continues to be heavily involved in. The group has opened theaters which are regarded as the premiere sketch/improv comedy venues in New York City and Los Angeles. Poehler co-hosted the Golden Globe Awards alongside Tina Fey for three consecutive years from 2013-2015, a role that was consistently met with critical acclaim.

Poehler’s first book, Yes Please, was released in October 2014 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list and was on the list for over 23 weeks. Outside of her film and television work, she continues to produce the award-winning online website Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, which showcases real girls who are changing the world by being themselves.

Amber Tamblyn photo credit: Katie Jacobs.