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Voices from the Heartland II
September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
We’re pleased to announce the Tulsa launch of Voices from the Heartland, Vol. II.
In 2007, the highly acclaimed anthology Voices from the Heartland provided a much-needed platform for Oklahoma women—prominent and unknown—to tell their stories. This timely sequel reflects an even broader cross-section of women’s experiences.
Just like its predecessor, Voices from the Heartland: Volume II (edited by Sara Beam, Emily Dial-Driver, Rilla Askew, and Juliet Evusa) offers memorable accounts of struggle and transformation. It does not sugarcoat the problems that women face in contemporary Oklahoma—and in many parts of underprivileged America: racism, sexism, homophobia, poverty, addiction. The 38 contributions gathered here are honest and, at times, raw. They cover such varied topics as girlhood, trauma, the workplace, parenting, politics, and religious beliefs. Taken together, the essays comprise a living artifact of women’s history, accessible and, as an anthology, ideally suited for classroom use.
Join us for excerpt readings, conversation with editors and writers, and audience Q&A. Books will be for sale onsite.
Free and open to the public.