Marnie Rae Presents Mocktails and Stories with Kristi Coulter
Marnie Rae Presents a night of mocktails and stories with Kristi Coulter, author of Nothing Good Can Come from This.
When: Tuesday, February 19 at 7pm
Where: Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118.
Details: Delicious, alcohol free cocktails created by Raconteur and Bowhill Blueberries and some honest and fun sober story-telling by Kristi.
Price: This is a free event! Please register so we can get a head count!
“Kristi Coulter inspired and incensed the internet when she wrote about what happened when she stopped drinking. Nothing Good Can Come from This is her debut--a frank, funny, and feminist essay collection by a keen-eyed observer no longer numbed into complacency.
When Kristi stopped drinking, she started noticing things. Like when you give up a debilitating habit, it leaves a space, one that can't easily be filled by mocktails or ice cream or sex or crafting. And when you cancel Rosé Season for yourself, you're left with just Summer, and that's when you notice that the women around you are tanked--that alcohol is the oil in the motors that keeps them purring when they could be making other kinds of noise.
In her sharp, incisive debut essay collection, Coulter reveals a portrait of a life in transition. By turns hilarious and heartrending, Nothing Good Can Come from This introduces a fierce new voice to fans of Sloane Crosley, David Sedaris, and Cheryl Strayed--perfect for anyone who has ever stood in the middle of a so-called perfect life and looked for an escape hatch.
Kristi Coulter holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. She is a former Ragdale Foundation resident and the recipient of a grant from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Her work has appeared in The Awl, Marie Claire, Vox, Quartz, and elsewhere. Nothing Good Can Come from This is her debut book. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
I believe that life is most definitely #sobernotboring and discovered that after 16 years of sobriety it was the elevated, crafted mocktail that was missing from my sober experience. I am on a mission to empower and educate both sides of the bar on building community through alcohol free cocktails. Marnie Rae drinks have been featured on New Day NW, Evening Magazine, and at Sans Bar - an alcohol free bar located in Austin, TX.”