S271. Hedgebrook Voices Rising

F152, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Hedgebrook's global community of women authoring change comes together for readings of alumnae work across genre, generation, and geography. Come celebrate Hedgebrook's thirtieth anniversary, enjoy hearing work by women writers in its community, and join a conversation about the movement for equal voice in the cultural conversation.



Amy Wheeler is a playwright and the Executive Director of Hedgebrook. An alumna of Yaddo and Hedgebrook, she received her MFA through the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop and an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts through Cornish College of the Arts.

Shobha Rao is the author of the short story collection An Unrestored Woman and the novel Girls Burn Brighter. She is the winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, and her story “Kavitha and Mustafa” was chosen by T.C. Boyle for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2015.

Hannah Tinti is the author of Animal Crackers, The Good Thief, and The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley. She is also cofounder and executive editor of One Story magazine. She teaches at New York University's MFA program.

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, American Book Award winner and National Book Critics Circle Finalist, is the author of Shadow Child, Hiroshima in the Morning, and Why She Left Us. She is a US/Japan Creative Artist Fellow, Hedgebrook alumna, faculty at Goddard College, advisor for the Clockhouse journal, and founder of Pele's Fire.

Victoria Redel is the author of three books of poetry and five books of fiction, most recently Before Everything. Her awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA and the Fine Arts Work Center. She is a member of the graduate and undergraduate faculty at Sarah Lawrence College.


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