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Saturday, October 13 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Family Matters: Stories of Love, Courage, and Immigration

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Co-presented by Women's National Book Association-SF

Tonight's stellar lineup presents stories of border crossings, love, courage, and the indomitable human spirit. Featuring bestsellers Kristina McMorris, Lauren Markham, Mary Monroe, Brianna Wolfson, and Debbie Clarke Moderow. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation



Moderators
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Mary Volmer

Mary Volmer is the author of two novels: Crown of Dust (Soho Press, 2010) and Reliance, Illinois (Soho Press, 2016). Her essays, reviews, and short stories have appeared in various publications, including Mutha Magazine, the Farallon Review, Women’s Basketball Magazine, Fiction... Read More →

Authors and Participants
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Lauren Markham

Lauren Markham is writer and educator based in Berkeley who writes fiction, essays, and literary journalism. Her book, The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, was published by Crown in 2017, and was the winner of the Ridenhour Prize, silver medal... Read More →
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Kristina McMorris

Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her novels have garnered more than twenty national literary awards, and includeLetters from Home, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, The Pieces We Keep, and The Edge of Lost, in addition to novellas featured in A Winter... Read More →
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Debbie Clarke Moderow

Debbie Clarke Moderow is the author of Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail. The memoir recounts her experience running Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and explores her deepening and inextricable bond with her team of Alaskan... Read More →
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Mary Monroe

I am the third child of Alabama sharecroppers and the first and only member of my family to finish high school. I never attended college or any writing classes. I taught myself how to write and started writing short stories around age four. I spent the first part of my life in Alabama... Read More →


Attendees (36)