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Date: Jun 5th, 2017

Red Hen Press author Ellen Meeropol, released an essay titled Being My Dad's Many Daughters which can be found in Elayne Clift's new book Take Care: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers, available for sale from Braughler Books.


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5 Literary Events We’re Looking Forward to This Week

We at Red Hen Press have a few suggestions for things to do in an attempt to escape the heat this week. We hope to see you at some of these events!

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(1) June 21, 2017 at 7:15 pm, Los Angeles, CA FREE – Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Accidental Activism at the Los Angeles Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium

From growing up as a devout woman from a modest family in Saudia Arabia to becoming an unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women’s right to drive, Manal al-Sharif recounts her life’s journey in her ferociously intimate new memoir Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening. When working in the male-dominated field of computer security engineering in her twenties, al-Sharif was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues. Her teenage brother chaperoned her on business trips, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving down city streets behind the wheel. No longer able to tolerate the Saudi kingdom’s contradictions, al-Sharif stood up to a kingdom of men—and won. Discussing her powerful story of resilience with Kelly McEvers, co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered, al-Sharif explores the difficulties, absurdities, and joys of making your voice heard.

Find out more on their event page.

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(2) June 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm, Los Angeles, CA FREE – The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central by Christine Pelisek at The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore is hosting award-winning investigative reporter Christine Pelisek and her new book, The Grim Sleeper. Join them to learn more about the hunt to find the most ruthless serial killer in Los Angeles’s history. Christine will be interviewed by Associated Press reporter Sandy Cohen.

Find out more on their event page.

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(3) June 23, 2017 at 8:00 pm, Venice, CA PAID ADMISSION – Christopher Merrill Reads with David St. John at Beyond Baroque

Christopher Merrill has published six collections of poetry, including Brilliant Water, and Watch Fire, for which he received the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; translations of Aleš Debeljak’s Anxious Moments and The City and the Child; and has edited several volumes. David St. John is the author of twelve collections of poetry including Study for the World’s Body, nominated for The National Book Award in Poetry. Join them for a reading and discussion at Beyond Baroque.

Find out more on their calendar page.

(4) June 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm, Los Angeles, CA FREE – Sitting in Bars with Cake – Audrey Shulman – Recipe Tasting at The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore will host Audrey Shulman for a complimentary cake tasting of recipes from her memoir, Sitting in Bars with Cake: Lessons & Recipes from One Year of Trying to Bake My Way to a Boyfriend this Saturday. Audrey will be handing out free cake (and maybe even free stories) based on her year long adventure barhopping around town with dessert.

Find out more on their event page.

(5) June 25, 207 at 4:00 pm, Los Angeles, CA FREE – Cari Lynn with Saul Sarabia, Antoinette Carter, and Tiffany Jonhson Discuss BECOMING MS. BURTON at Skylight Books

Joing Skylight Books for a discussion of this story of one woman’s remarkable odyssey from tragedy to prison to recovery-and recognition as a leading figure in the national justice reform movement.

Find out more on their event page.