Since the Women’s March took place in January 2017, there has been a growing sense of solidarity among women who refuse to be silenced. What began as a protest among women from every racial and socioeconomic background has evolved into a social and political movement. The last year has proven that women’s voices can make a difference. As human rights and justice are being challenged around the world, this monumental and timely collection of poetry and prose raises the voices of women of color.
Join editor Deborah Santana and contributing authors in a presentation from the anthology All the Women in My Family Sing as they read from their essays, answer questions, and sign books.
Denise Diaab is a writer who is striving to live her life in such a way as to be a channel of God’s grace. Ms. Diaab says her primary legacy is her four children and three grandchildren. She is working on her first book, Buen Camino: Getting to St. Jean Pied de Port, in which she shares stories of personal growth, transformation and synchronicity in preparing for her 500-mile pilgrimage on El Camino de Santiago. She finished her Camino journey on June 22, 2016 after thirty-three days of walking.
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. A graduate of Stanford Law School, she works in local government and is currently writing her first novel.
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. Originally from the Midwest, she now lives in the Bay Area and currently reads for Zoetrope: All-Story.
Janine Shiota has a varied background in theater arts, production, fundraising, community outreach, real estate and hospitality. She currently serves as a commissioner for the San Francisco Arts Commission and is a founding board member of ArtCare. She lives in San Francisco with her handsome hubby, continues to work on a script called Legacy and hopes to finish it…one day…soon…really. After she gets home from work, she picks up her four-legged child from doggy day care and does another load of laundry. She is beyond thrilled to be included in this anthology.
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