Julie Lythcott-Haims in Conversation with Lise Funderburg
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
From Big Blue Marble events calendar: In Real American: a memoir, Julie Lythcott-Haims stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The only child of an African-American father and a white British mother, she shows indelibly how so-called “micro” aggressions in addition to blunt force insults can puncture a person’s inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses also, through Lythcott-Haims’s path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered “the other.”
Philly writer Lise Funderburg, one of the definitive voices exploring biraciality in America, will be interviewing Julie to extend this necessary conversation. Lise’s first book, a collection of oral histories, Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk about Race and Identity was the first to explore the lives of adult children of black-white unions.
Panel: How to Hit the Ground Running: Strategies for Building Better Workshops
AWP 2018 Annual Conference & Bookfair
Tampa, FL, March 7 – 10, 2018
(Lise Funderburg, Jessica Handler, Paul Lisicky, Sejal Shah, Angelique Stevens) Writing workshops function best when participants feel engaged, respected, understood and inspired. But how do you establish this creative culture in the face of time constraints, overcrowding, or the inherent vulnerability of showing one’s work to a bunch of strangers? Five creative writing instructors
from universities and community-based programs share strategies for organically building trust and accountability through exercises, readings and the development of a shared critiquing language.
Lise would be delighted to participate in your book club meeting by phone, in person, or online. After all, she is in a book club, too (which has no name but is pictured here and could be called the Is There Any Mangotini Left in the Box Book Club).
Free Pig Candy Reader’s Guide here.
Free Black, White, Other Reader’s Guide here.
Lise often provides editorial consults through the Creative Nonfiction Foundation. For information, click here. If her schedule is too chockablock to help out, CNF has other crack editors on hand and/or Lise might have suggestions for your specific project. She knows people.
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