Suzanne Kamata’s fourth novel The Mermaids of Lake Michigan was published earlier this year, and won a Silver IPPY Award. She has also recently published a novella-length travelogue, A Girl’s Guide to the Islands, about exploring Japan’s Inland Sea with her daughter who has multiple disabilities.
Peg Alford Pursell
Peg Alford Pursell is featured in Poets & Writers magazine’s 2nd annual “5 over 50” for her debut publication of Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow, reviewed in MER by Libby Maxwell here. Her essay is available in the print edition of the magazine, and an excerpt from the book is online here. Peg’s website is: www.pegalfordpursell.com
Sibling Rivalry Press recently released Sarah Browning’s second collection of poems, Killing Summer. National Book Award Finalist Tim Seibles says, “With both tender ferocity and subtle elegance, this book helps to sustain us.” Sarah Browning is co-founder and Executive Director of Split This Rock: Poetry of Provocation & Witness and an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies.
“Almost Pregnant”— performances at Old City Jewish Arts Center. Becca, a 40 something woman has to creatively adapt to her condition of infertility. Joined by Estrogen and Lucky, who serve as the chorus, wise fools, the play is about motherhood, fate, the transmission of identity, nature vs. nurture and God. Nov. 11, 15, 25 at 8 pm. Visit Lisa’s website: http://www.lisagrunberger.com/