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Saturday, October 25th, 2014
143 E 103rd St, New York, NY 10029
TFW Associate Editor for Arts & Culture, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, joins noted fiction writers Chinelo Okparanta, Jacqueline Bishop, Glendaliz Camacho, Ari Arsendorf, and Ivelisse Rodriguez at the New York City launch celebration for All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color.
“All about Skin is electrifying and absolutely necessary. Within you will find the true heart of a literature.”
—Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
All about Skin features twenty-seven stories by women writers of color whose short fiction has earned them a range of honors, including John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the Flannery O’Connor Award, and inclusion in the Best American Short Stories and O. Henry anthologies. The prose in this multicultural anthology addresses such themes as racial prejudice, media portrayal of beauty, and family relationships and spans genres from the comic and the surreal to startling realism. It demonstrates the power and range of some of the most exciting women writing short fiction today.
The stories are by American writers Aracelis González Asendorf, Jacqueline Bishop, Glendaliz Camacho, Learkana Chong, Jennine Capó Crucet, Ramola D., Patricia Engel, Amina Gautier, Manjula Menon, ZZ Packer, Princess Joy L. Perry, Toni Margarita Plummer, Emily Raboteau, Ivelisse Rodriguez, Metta Sáma, Joshunda Sanders, Renee Simms, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Hope Wabuke, and Ashley Young; Nigerian writers Unoma Azuah and Chinelo Okparanta; and Chinese writer Xu Xi. Edited by Jina Ortiz and Rochelle Spencer, with a forward by Helena María Viramontes.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
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