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Friday, April 21 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Women Writing in Full Color

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Join writers CMarie Fuhrman, Toni Jensen, and Jane Wong as they celebrate and interrogate their individuality and identity against the backdrop of history, expectations, and reality. Their poetry and prose challenge reader’s expectations and examine the impact of race and culture on their lives and writing. Jensen explores gun violence, land, and the lives of Indigenous women in her memoir-in-essays, Carry. Wong wrestles with Chinese immigrant life in the US and explores her own identity in both her poetry collection and her forthcoming memoir Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City, and Furhman, the 2021-2023 Idaho Writer in Residence and author of Camped Beneath the Dam, meditates on land and body while bearing witness to the challenges faced by underrepresented voices. Fuhrman, Jensen, and Wong will each give a reading of their own work and discuss how their backgrounds and identities influence and inform their writing. The work of these writers is all celebrated in Nonwhite and Woman: 131 Micro Essays on Being in the World, an anthology which “. . . celebrates how women of color live and thrive in the world, and how they make their lives their own.” The anthology (along with all authors' books) will be available for purchase at the event via Auntie's Bookstore. We would like to thank Spokane Public Library for their partnership.

This event is free and open to the public, no ticket is required. 

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Jane Wong

Jane Wong is the author of two poetry collections: How to Not Be Afraid of Everything (Alice James, 2021) and Overpour (Action Books, 2016). Her debut memoir, Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City, is forthcoming from Tin House in May 2023. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a... Read More →
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Toni Jensen

Toni Jensen is the author of Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize and a New York Times Editors’ Choice book (Ballantine 2020). An NEA Creative Writing Fellowship recipient in 2020, Jensen's essays have appeared in Orion, Catapult and... Read More →
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CMarie Fuhrman

CMarie Fuhrman is an author and poet whose work is rooted in the landscape of the West. She is the author of the collection of poems, Camped Beneath the Dam, and co-editor of two significant anthologies, Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, and Poetry and Native Voices: Indigenous... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2023 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Spokane Public Library- nxʷyxʷyetkʷ Hall 906 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201