Friday, January 4, 2013

About the Authors - A Series


Career - By Jane Choc
On Monday, January 7, the Women's Writing Circle begins an "About the Authors" series.  This features the women who contributed to our anthology, Slants of Light:  Stories and Poems From the Women's Writing Circle, which comes out this Spring.

The authors talk about what inspired them to write their stories and poems and how each - through this collaborative project - gained greater awareness about themselves, a woman's life, and the craft and alchemy of writing. 

This anthology reflects the scope and diversity of the women in the Women's Writing Circle, whose ages range from late 20s to early 70s, all lively and engaged, dedicated professionals and retirees, wives, single parents, widows, and divorcees, mothers and grandmothers.
 
The book includes five black and white interior drawings from illustrator Jane Choc, who also designed the book's cover.  http://www.janechoc-ink.com/
 
The illustrations depict themes in our book:  relationships, childhood, career, motherhood and aging. 

In the Foreword to Slants of Light, I write:  I believe our stories and poems illustrate a courageous attempt to support and advance the woman’s voice within and that – individually and collectively – we contribute to our understanding of one another and the world around us. Together, we belong to one grand group working out through our writing the vital and universal themes of a woman’s many-faceted life.

I hope you enjoy the series and please feel free to join in the "conversation" by posting your comments to our authors.  Thank you. ~ Susan

 
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