|Devil's Kitchen Lit Fest flyer|
“Congratulations! I have the happy task of informing you that your memoir UNMASKED: MEMOIRS OF A GUERRILLA GIRL ON TOUR has been selected the winner of the 2017 Devil's Kitchen Reading Award in Prose Nonfiction." This was the happy email I received in my inbox in June. As the winner of this award I presented “Act Likea Feminist Artist” at the Devil’s Kitchen Lit Fest which takes place every fall at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
The poetry winner, JehanneDubrow, and fiction winner, Alex Weinstein joined me along with poets BrianFanelli and Judy Jordan for three amazing and inspiring days.
The students and faculty at SIU kept us busy with panel discussions and long meals where we talked writing, reading and the beauty (and isolation) of southern Illinois.
|Eileen Fisher turned into readers haven|
“Just like the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman galvanized an awareness of domestic violence, now is the moment when domestic violence and our national security will be forever connected.” – AB
Thank you SIU and Eileen Fisher,