CORRECTION: The first printing of Dear Sister contains an error: pages 54 – 58 should contain two pieces, a prose poem by Judith Stevenson, and a drawing by Joan Chen. Unfortunately the two pieces were conflated into one, and Joan’s image does not appear in the printed edition. This unfortunate mistake has been corrected in the ebook, and will be corrected in all subsequent printings of the book. The two pieces as they should have appeared are available here: Dear Sister Correction
Contributor Michelle Ovalle has teamed up with Adanna Literary Journal for a reading at Berdardsville Public Library! Check out the flyer for details! Come by and join in the dialogue!
First thing: Can you believe how beautiful this handmade flyer is? Created by the contributor writer and artist, Aaminah Shakur! Aaminah and fellow contributor, Melissa Dey Hasbrook are hosting a great evening with healing arts and readings, followed by open mic for survivors. If you’re in Grand Rapids, MI — check it out! Come by and say hello!
Saturday, February 8 4-6pm
Preregistration is required: firstname.lastname@example.org
The call for submission went out in 2010 and clearly indicated it was open to both survivors and allies. I thought it would be important to include both populations in the outreach. Through several stages of the anthology that lasted over two years, it morphed into identifying heavily as a survivor-written manuscript. While the overwhelming majority of the contributors openly identify as survivors, there are some contributors who are not survivors. This is an important detail.
If you are reviewing the anthology or in any way promoting the book and have the opportunity to clarify that point, it would be appreciated. The book centralizes and prioritizes the survivor, but it is not authored entirely by survivors.