Hannah, Delivered tells the story of how inexplicable passion, buried strength, and professional skill deliver one woman from fear into a rich and risk-filled life.
“Nothing is more important than how we are born. And this engrossing novel takes you right into the heart and soul of this primal experience.”
–Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestseller Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
The novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gives a wonderful TED talk about the human inclination to tell a “single story” about others, especially those we barely know. When she left Nigeria for college in the United States, her roommate was surprised that she spoke English so well and knew how to use a stove. “Her default position toward me, as an African, was a kind of patronizing, well-meaning pity.” The roommate’s single story of Africa was one of tragedy and poverty.
Single stories are the stuff of stereotypes, “and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” read more…
Late February: Manuscript Review Seminar call for submissions, Minneapolis, MN.
April 9, 7:30 a.m: Twin Cities Carleton Breakfast Club.
April 23, 7 p.m., Wine & Writing: The Inner Life of Books, a conversation with P. S. Duffy at The Crossings of Zumbrota.
April 27: Reading and Book Club Party, Faribault, MN.
May 1: “Wearing Bifocals,” a lecture at the Out After Carleton Reunion, Carleton College.
May 7, 7 p.m., Listen To Your Mother, Riverview Theater, Minneapolis, MN.
June 15-19: Alone Together: Write That Book retreat at the Madeline Island School of the Arts. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO 4/15/15.