Storytelling and the Muslim Community

November 18 @ 6:00 pm

Join Red Hen Press and Mount Tamalpais College (virtually) on Thursday, November 18 at 6 p.m. for this special partnership event highlighting storytelling and the Muslim community.
The event will feature writers Ayeh Bandeh-Ahmadi, Umar Hanif, Tariq Luthun, and Faisal Mohyuddin from Red Hen’s New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims anthology, anthology editor Kazim Ali, filmmaker R.J. Lozada, and Mount Tamalpais College alum Sajad Shakoor, we are proud to present an important and vital conversation on the power and necessity of storytelling from members of underrepresented and too-often neglected communities.

The event will feature brief readings, a short film screening, and a panel discussion.

Details

Date:
November 18
Time:
6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eTQ2E8NdTtiHkynEXpR3NQ

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an interview with Yodassa Williams

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Cody Sisco interviews Yodassa Williams about her debut fantasy novel, The Goddess Twins, coming of age and finding one’s voice, black girl magic and creativity, and the revelatory experience of going to Burning Man.

Yodassa Williams shows off her new novel, The Goddess Twins, in the magical locale of Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

Yodassa Williams is a powerful conjurer of black girl magic (70 percent Jedi, 30 percent Sith). A Jamaican American writer, speaker, and award-winning performing storyteller, an alumna of the VONA/Voices Travel Writing program and the Fortify Writer’s Retreat, and the creator of the podcast The Black Girl Magic Files, Yodassa (Yoda) launched Writers Emerging, a wilderness writing retreat for women of color and non-binary people of color, in 2019. She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently resides in the Bay Area. The Goddess Twins is her debut novel.

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