Came across this by accident today. What a nice way to start a Sunday morning. Thanks Verse Daily!
I am happy to announce that the following reading and panel have been accepted for the AWP conference in Tampa, FL March 2018.
Two-countries. U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents. An Anthology of Flash Memoir, Personal Essays and Poetry (Tina Schumann, Chris Wiewiora, Prageeta Sharma, Timothy Liu, Sahar Mustafah)
A selection of contributors will read their contribution from the 2017 anthology “Two-Countries. U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents. An Anthology of Flash Memoir, Personal Essays and Poetry.” Introduction by editor, Tina Schumann. Q and A to follow. Contributors include Richard Blanco, Timothy Liu, Tina Chang, Prageeta Sharma, Li-Young Lee, Ocean Vuong, Ira Sukrungruang, Elisa Albo, Kazim Ali, Naomi Shihab Nye, Oliver de la Paz, and many other talented children of immigrant parents.
Writing Dementia: How we give voice to fragmentation and decline (Erin Coughlin Hollowell, Brendan Constantine, Kate Carroll De Gutes, Sarah Leavitt, Tina Schumann)
Dementia is, among many things, the fragmentation of a life. How does a writer give voice to that fragmentation and to its impact on family members and their stories? What is the challenge of putting into words the disintegration of personality, relationship, and lives? Two poets, an essayist, and a graphic memoirist wrangle with these questions and examine the ways parental dementia has shaped their recent work.
Hope to see you there!