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International Women's History Month Literary Festival

Women's History Month booksLinda Duggins, moderatorFive women writers from various regions of the globe discuss the voice and role of women past, present and future, on the page and living life as only women can. The conversation will be moderated by Linda A. Duggins, Hachette Book Group (pictured.) Authors include:

  • Connie May Fowler, How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly (Grand Central Publishing)
  • Iris Gomez, Try to Remember (Grand Central Publishing)
  • Elizabeth Nunez, Anna-In-Between (Akashic Press)
  • Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Wench (Amistad/HarperCollins)
  • Tiphanie Yanique, How to Escape From a Leper Colony (Graywolf Press)


Connie May FowlerConnie May Fowler is an award-wining novelist, memoirist, and screenwriter. She is the author of seven books, including her new novel, How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly, which will be released in April. Her books have received the Chautauqua South Literary Award, the Southern Book Critics Circle Award, and the Francis Buck Award; three of her novels have been Dublin International Literary Award nominees. (


Iris GomezIris Gomez is the author of two poetry collections, Housicwhissick Blue and When Comets Rained, which earned a prestigious national poetry prize from the University of California. Originally from Colombia, she is a public interest immigration lawyer and law school lecturer. Her novel, Try to Remember, will be released in May. (



Elizabeth Nunez

Elizabeth Nunez is the author of seven novels, inlcuding Prospero's Daughter (New York Times Editors' Choice) and Bruised Hibiscus (American Book Award). She is coeditor, with Jennifer Sparrow, of the anthology Stories from Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Abroad. (



Dolen Perkins-ValdezDolen Perkins-Valdez's fiction and essays have appeared in The Kenyon Review, African American Review, and other publications. A former George McCandlish Fellow in American Literature at George Washington University, Dolen was a finalist for the 2009 Robert Olen Butler Short Fiction prize. Wench is her first novel. (



Tiphanie Yanique Tiphanie Yanique is from the Hospital Ground neighborhood of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. She is an assistant professor of Creative Writing and Caribbean Literature at Drew University and an associate editor with Post-No-Ills. (


Program partners:
Antigua & Barbuda International Literary FestivalThe Baltimore Times 

Recorded On: Saturday, March 06, 2010

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