Hudson Valley Women’s Writers Collective Reading

Hudson Valley Women’s Writers Collective Reading: An Apple In Her Hand

November 19, 2019 at Boughton Place – Kisor Road – Highland New York

Free and Open to the Public

Authors, Colleen Geraghty, Kit Goldpaugh, Eileen Howard, Tana Miller, Mary K O’Melveny, Jan Zlotnik-Schmidt, and Kappa Waugh will read from the 2019 Codhill Press Anthology entitled An Apple In Her hand. This book of poetry and prose written by a Hudson Valley-based group of women writers, shares unique perspectives on such universal themes as memory, joy, resistance, resilience, aging, transformation, visibility and bearing witness in a compelling manner that engages readers of all ages and backgrounds.

The authors of this collection are seven older women from diverse backgrounds who are members of a longstanding Hudson Valley writing group composed of academics, a social worker, a psychiatric nurse, a teacher and a lawyer. Some are retired, some are still working, some are musicians.  All are volunteers, activists and artists.  The sections of the book — Remembrance, Joy, Visibility, Resistance, Resilience, Transformation, Aging, and Bearing Witness — grew from the authors’ individual passions and from their collective perspective of being women-of-a-certain-age in a culture that tends to render older women invisible, irrelevant.  This collection is filled with honest, insistent poetry and prose that demands to be heard by readers of all ages, genders and perspectives.

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