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by Regina Lee Roberts | Monday, May 6, 2013
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The Stanford University Libraries is pleased to invite you to attend a Poetry Reading and Spoken Word Performance by the writers and authors published in the new journal, As/Us: A Space for Women of the World.

As/Us is a space to showcase the creative literary expressions and scholarly work of both emerging and established women writers from around the world. As/Us is interested in publishing works by underrepresented writers, particularly Indigenous women and women of color. A talented panel of co-editors and writers from the journal will present their work and discuss their writing process.The list of panelists includes: Tria Andrews; Jennifer Elise Forester; Justine Kao; Casandra Lopez; Julie Lythcott-Haims; Juanita Mantz, and Tanaya Winder.

Amongst the panelists are individuals with strong ties to Stanford University. The co-editor and co-founder of As/Us, Tanaya Winder is a Stanford alumna. As one of the editors, Winder continues to engender the familiar Stanford "can do" spirit. Then there is Julie Lythcott-Haims, affectionately known as "Dean Julie".  We welcome her back to campus as her writing career unfolds. Presenting a creative nonfiction piece is Justine Kao. Kao attended Stanford as an undergrad and is currently a PhD Student of Cognitive Psychology here at Stanford. We are also pleased to present Jennifer Elise Forester, who was a Stanford University Walter Stegner Fellow in Poetry from 2008-2010. Her work is forthcoming in the next issue of As/Us.

Please join us as we welcome all of these talented writers as they showcase their work.

Special guest, Cherríe Moraga, highly acclaimed 20th century playwright, poet, essayist, and activist educator will be the discussant.

Date: Monday, May 20, 2013
Time: 4:30pm
Place: Green Library, Bing Wing, 5th floor, Bender Room

Admission: This event is free and open to the public.

Seating is limited. Please respond to Sonia Lee if you would like to attend. Email or phone, 650-736-9538.

Note: This item also appears on the Stanford Libraries' Events page and the events.stanford.edu webpage at http://events.stanford.edu/events/378/37821.

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