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Postponed – Nan Sanders Pokerwinski
May 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unfortunately we have had to postpone our event with Nan Sanders Pokerwinski. We hope to reschedule the event for the summer, stay tuned.
Being sixteen is hard enough, but toss that 1965 sixteen-year-old into American-Somoa, where people summon turtles and sharks with song, cure disease by appeasing spirits, and feast on the reproductive organs of sea worms, and you have a coming-of age story, where Nancy Pokerwinski…and Somoa… strive to find the right balance of two colliding cultures. Where modern fashions, music and conveniences threatens ties to Somoa’s past, Nancy’s new friendships, romances, and interests on the island undermine longstanding ones back home.
Nan Sanders Pokerwinski held the position of science writer at the Detroit Free Press for more than a decade, after which she worked as a science writer for the University of Michigan News Service for fourteen years. In her freelance work, she has been a contributing editor to Health and Alternative Medicine magazines and has written for More, Fitness, Dallas Morning News, and other print and online publications. (Her journalistic work carries the byline Nancy Ross-Flanigan).
MANGO RASH won first place in the memoir/nonfiction category of the 2018 Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association literary awards. In addition, excerpts were finalists for the 2015 and 2017 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards, the 2015 Northern Colorado Writers Top of the Mountain Book Award, and the 2017 New Millennium Writings Literary Awards, and have been published in Colere.
When she’s not writing, Nan takes photographs, makes collages, and wanders the woods around the West Michigan home she shares with her husband Ray Pokerwinski. She can be found at www.nanpokerwinski.com.
This event is free and open to the public. Copies of Mango Rash are currently available at Magic City Books.