R206. Donna Hemans, Aimee Liu, and Ellen Meeropol in Conversation with Kristen Young, Sponsored by Red Hen Press

Lila Cockrell Theatre, Henry B. González Convention Center, Street Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


Four powerful female authors read their work and discuss their shared themes of families torn apart by history and war. Each work quests to find lost siblings and daughters and sons, each story a heartwrenching tale of the strength of family against life's cruel obstacles. These four women discuss the importance and necessity of telling these stories, and the impact these stories have on our lives right now, in the real world.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Red_Hen_Press_AWP_Panel_QA_by_Kristen_Millares_Young.docx



Kristen Millares Young is the author of Subduction. A prizewinning journalist, essayist, and book critic, she is Prose Writer-in-Residence of Hugo House. Her work appears in The Washington Post, The Guardian, The New York Times, Hobart, Moss, and Poetry Northwest. She is cofounder and chair of InvestigateWest.

Donna Hemans is the author of two novels: River Woman and Tea by the Sea. Her short fiction has appeared in Caribbean Writer, Crab Orchard Review, Witness, and Stories from Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Abroad, among others. She is an editor at Pree, a Caribbean online magazine.

Aimee Liu is author of the novels Flash House, Cloud Mountain, and Face, and nonfiction works include Gaining and Solitaire. Her short stories and essays have appeared in more than a dozen anthologies, magazines, and literary journals. She teaches in Goddard College's MFA program in creative writing.

Ellen Meeropol is the author of four novels: Her Sister's Tattoo (forthcoming), Kinship of Clover, On Hurricane Island, and House Arrest. Recent essay publications include The Boston Globe, The Writer, and Guernica. She is a founder and steering committee member of Straw Dog Writers Guild.


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