A panel of four women writers from across the globe discusses the intersection of place, time and culture in literature and in the lives of women. The conversation will be moderated by Linda A. Duggins, Hachette Book Group.
Leila Cobo, a Fulbright scholar from Cali, Colombia, is a novelist, pianist, TV host, and executive editor for Latin content and programming for Billboard. She is considered one of the country's leading experts on Latin music. She is the author of Tell Me Something True. Her second novel, The Second Time We Met (Grand Central Publishing), will be released February 29, 2012. (www.leilacobo.com)
Jacqueline Luckett is the author of Searching for Tina Turner and the newly published Passing Love (Grand Central Publishing). She participated in the Voices of Our Nations (VONA) writing workshops and, in 2004, formed the Finish Party along with seven other women writers-of-color. (www.jacquelineluckett.com)
Bernice L. McFadden is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels, including Sugar and Glorious. She is a two-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist. In her new novel, Gathering of Waters (Akashic Books), McFadden brings her own vision to the story of Emmett Till and the town of Money, Mississippi. (www.bernicemcfadden.com)
Rahna Reiko Rizzuto's memoir, Hiroshima in the Morning (Feminist Press) is a National Book Critics Circle finalist, an Asian American Literary Award finalist, a Grub Street National Book Award winner, and a Dayton Literary Peace Prize nominee. Her first novel, Why She Left Us, won the American Book Award. She is associate editor of The NuyorAsian Anthology: Asian American Writings About New York City and is on the faculty of the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing program. (www.r3reiko.com)
Presented in partnership with the Antigua & Barbuda International Literary Festival. Media sponsor: The Baltimore Times.