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LItquake on Lockdown: A Family Divided
July 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm PDTFree
Millions of families are separated today, by circumstances of the current pandemic, by draconian immigration policies, and by war. Family separation has long been used as an intentional political tool to pressure, frighten, and terrorize. Through the lens of fiction, we can understand the impact of such wounds, and strengthen our shared belief in family and community connection. Authors Donna Hemans, Aimee Liu, Ellen Meeropol, and Kristen Millares Young discuss their Spring 2020 novels, and explore the paths of families torn apart. FREE, $5 suggested donation
The current Prose Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House, Kristen Millares Young is the author of the novel Subduction. Her prize-winning investigations, essays and book reviews appear in the Washington Post, the Guardian, and elsewhere. She was the researcher for The New York Times team… Read More →
Donna Hemans is the author of Tea by the Sea and a previous novel, River Woman. Her short fiction has appeared in Caribbean Writer, Crab Orchard Review, Witness, and Stories from Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Abroad. She is an editor at Pree, a Caribbean online… Read More →
Aimee Liu is the author of Glorious Boy and the previous novels Flash House, Cloud Mountain, and Face. Her nonfiction includes Gaining and Solitaire. Her short stories and essays have appeared in more than a dozen anthologies, magazines, and literary journals. She teaches in Goddard… Read More →
Ellen Meeropol is the author of Her Sister’s Tattoo, and the previous novels Kinship of Clover, On Hurricane Island, and House Arrest. Recent essay publications include Ms Magazine, Lilith, Lit Hub, and Mom Egg Review. She is a founding member of Straw Dog Writers Guild and leads… Read More →