Join this monthly reading circle that shares stories from two of Herstory Writers Workshop’s Anthologies, Latinas Write/Escriben and Voices: Memoirs from Long Island’s Correctional Facilities. This month focuses on Witnesses To Violence. The first story, For Marcelo, by Susan Perretti explores what goes in a mother’s mind when she allows herself to “become” the mother of an Ecuadorian immigrant. The second story of the evening, read by Katherine De la Cruz, traces a young woman’s visit to her father in jail, bringing up memories of being a three year-old child witnessing what her father had done. This story, looking at sorrow, separation and forgiveness, becomes an important beacon for the many who have been exposed to tragedy and violence. This program is presented by The Patchogue Arts Council and Herstory Writer’s Workshop thanks to the generous support of the Knapp Sweezey Foundation, Briarcliffe College and the Plaza Cinema Arts Center.
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