Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Friday, 2/6, at Accent on Books: Marijo Moore

The history of warfare and its effects has largely been written by men. Birthed from Scorched Hearts: Women Respond to War, is a remarkable new anthology that sets out to correct that. Its editor, Marijo Moore, and several contributors to the volume will be at Accent on Books this coming Friday night, beginning at 6:00 PM.

Marijo is a well known figure in the Western North Carolina literary world, and much of her previous work -- fiction, poetry, essays -- has been concerned with the experiences of American Indians. This anthology, however, ranges far and wide, from prehistory to the present, and from locations around the world. Contributors include nationally known authors such as Paula Gunn Allen and Amy Goodman, as well as such well known local writers as Glenis Redmond, Kathleen Stripling Byer, Accent on Books' own Byron Ballard, and Marijo herself.

Birthed from Scorched Hearts is a powerful anthology filled with eloquent, courageous writing. We hope you'll join us at Accent on Books to pay tribute to its spirit, and those who created it.

More about Marijo Moore can be found at her website.

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