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Posted by : cj on Monday, November 02, 2009 - 01:43 PM
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On Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at 7:30 PM, Women & Children First, 5233 N Clark St, is honored to welcome internationally beloved Mvskoke/Creek poet, writer, and musician Joy Harjo (The Woman Who Fell from the Sky) with her captivating and inspirational release, For a Girl Becoming. Recognizing that coming-of-age can be one of the most confusing stages in a personís life, Harjo composed For a Girl Becoming as a gift for her first grandchild as she moved from childhood to womanhood. Not just for children, this ritual poem-song speaks to that part of each of us who still stands at the door of becoming. Beautifully illustrated by Mercedes McDonald, For a Girl Becoming is the perfect gift to recognize the transformative milestones in a girlís or womanís life. This program is co-sponsored by Literature for All of Us

And then on Saturday, November 21 at 5:30 PM, Women & Children First will present a Green Lantern Press Reading, featuring Stephanie Brooks (Love Is a Certain Kind of Flower), Ashley Murray (Fascia) and Terri Griffith (So Much Better). Terri Griffith's writing has been featured in several anthologies, including Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class. Her debut novel describes the inner life of a credit union worker as her life slowly unravels. Stephanie Brooks' chapbook features an extensive index of Love-metaphors used in dime store love poetry collections. Ashley Murray's Fascia is a short story collection, a series of Southern vignettes, featuring characters from the silent-movie starlet to the high school prom queen.

 
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