October 11, 2016

Happy Autumn ... and an invitation

Dear friends, 

October is national Domestic Violence Awareness month, and we are lifting our voices to protest this worldwide epidemic. Rape, rape culture, acts of war, physical, mental, and emotional violence, and even systemic violence -- the world needs our voices and stories now more than ever.

Come join us at the Greensboro Public Library for a reading and conversation of Red Sky: Poetry on the Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women (Sable Books 2016). Featuring work by Naomi Shihab Nye, Tony Hoagland, Thylias Moss, Fady Joudah, Jaki Shelton Green, Hélène Cardona, and Zeina Hashem Beck. From some of the most respected names in poetry to new voices, this anthology features the voices of one hundred poets, and examines this issue from difficult, beautiful, and important perspectives.

Our reading welcomes poets from the Triad and across the state, including Debra Kaufman, Metta Sáma, Ashley Lumpkin, Kathrine Cays, Ashley Nissler, Faith Holseart, Rebecca Pierre, Maria Rouphall, Leslie Waugh, and Melissa Hassard.

Representatives from the Guilford Family Justice Center have also been invited to the discussion. Join us for a very special evening. We hope to see you there.


Melissa Hassard
Women Writers of the Triad