Free Event: CPS Lecture #119 with Wanda Holland Greene, Deborah Santana, Maria Ramos-Chertok, Marti Paschal, Samina Ali, and Want Chyi on ALL THE WOMEN IN MY FAMILY SING, Sep 11

We are going to have SIX amazing authors of this book in attendance!

Wanda M. Holland Greene is Head of School at The Hamlin School in San Francisco, a mission-driven institution dedicated to best practices and innovation in the education of girls and young women. 

–Deborah Santana is an author, business manager, and activist for peace and social justice. Her non-profit, Do A Little, serves women and girls in the areas of health, education, and happiness.

–Maria Ramos-Chertok is an avid writer, she published her first article for teens on dating violence in 1993 and continues to write and publish in a variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction and poetry. She leads The Butterfly Series, a writing and creative arts workshop for women who want to explore what’s next in their lives.

–Marti Paschal is a longtime member of Temescal Writers, a Voices of Our Nations alumna and a recipient of residencies at Hedgebrook and Blue Mountain Center. Her writing reflects her Southern upbringing and fascination with conflicts in urban settings and between cultures.

–Samina Ali is an award-winning author, activist and cultural commentator. Her debut novel, Madras on Rainy Days, won France’s prestigious Prix Premier Roman Etranger Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Fiction. 

–Want Chyi has taught composition and creative writing across the United States and in Singapore. She has an M.F.A. in fiction from Arizona State University and was the international fiction editor of Hayden’s Ferry Review.

ALL THE WOMEN IN MY FAMILY SING is monumental and timely as human rights and justice are being challenged around the world. Both written and published entirely by women of color, including the editing, cover design, and promotions, the book empowers underrepresented voices and endeavors to impact the world of book publishing in America — particularly important in an industry that considerably lacks diversity.

This event will be held on Tuesday, September 11th at 7:30 pm and it is open to children and teens 10 years and older.

Please simply have your community RSVP for this free event on our Eventbrite page here. The lecture will be hosted in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco at 56 Lloyd Street.