News for Winter 2008

Author Talks in Salt Lake City
During the first week in March I will visiting Salt Lake City to speak in bookstores, community centers, the University of Utah, local schools and bookclubs about my novel, Anahita’s Woven Riddle and a collection of stories I coauthored, Daughters of the Desert: Tales of Remarkable Women From the Christian, Jewish and Muslim Traditions. I will also show images and cultural materials from my trips to the Middle East. If you are in Salt Lake, feel free to stop by the first two events listed below, they are open to the public.
Jewish Community Center/University of Utah Mid East Outreach Center. To be held at the JCC on 2 North Medical Drvie Wednesday, March 5th at 7pm.
Sam Wellers Bookstore, 254 S. Main, Saturday, March 8th at 3pm.
JCC Bookclub, JCC, Monday, March 3 at 1pm
Hillside Elementary School, Thursday, March 6
Utah Geographical Society, Layton, Utah, Friday, March 7

Anahita’s Woven Riddle is chosen for the Amelia Bloomer List 2008, a project sponsored by the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association.
The Amelia Bloomer Project committee members analyzed over 300 books and discussed over 114 nominations for the 6th annual Amelia Bloomer Project list. The books on this year’s list honor past victories through current personal struggles advancing women’s equality to visualizations of a future ideal society. The list includes books that look to our roots and gaze toward the future, including biographies of women who shattered the limitations placed on women regarding science, politics, sports, activism, civil and woman’s rights, fantasies featuring girls taking charge of their situations despite obstacles, and contemporary and historical fiction focusing on the fight for equality and rights that many take for granted.
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