The word “home” never means just one thing. It can be a place that is safe, sentimental, difficult, nourishing, war-torn, political, or long-lost. It can feel like a safe haven, a trap, or both.
In This Is The Place: Women Writing About Home, edited by Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters, women explore the concept of home, and the ways it makes, breaks, and shapes us. With voices from diverse backgrounds, this collection of thirty essays connects to issues that are at the forefront of our conversations and our culture, such as immigration, gender equality, sexual and family violence, homelessness, the environment, and poverty.
What makes a home? What do equality, safety, and politics have to do with it? And why is it so important to us to feel like we belong?
Writers Include: Akiko Busch, Amanda Petrusich, Catina Bacote, Claudia Castro Luna, Dani Shapiro, Danielle Geller, Debra Gwartney, Desiree Cooper, Elisabeth Eaves, Elissa Washuta, Hasanthika Sirisena, Jane Wong, Jennifer De Leon, Jennifer Finney Boylan, KaiLea Wallin, Kate Lebo, Kelly McMasters, Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum, Leigh Newman, Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Margot Kahn, Maya Jewell Zeller, Miranda Weiss, Naima Coster, Naomi Jackson, Sarah Viren, Sonya Chung, Pam Houston, Tara Conklin, and Terry Tempest Williams
November 28, 2017
with Margot Kahn, Sarah Viren & Danielle Geller
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
MMB Studio with a percentage of sales to Chrysalis Women’s Shelter
December 1, 2017
with Sonya Chung, Akiko Busch & Kelly McMasters
Northshire Books with a percentage of sales to Wellspring, a local women’s advocacy group
December 7, 2017
Port Washington, NY
with Kelly McMasters & Beth Ain
December 8, 2017
with Margot Kahn, Elisabeth Eaves & Jane Wong
December 11, 2017
with Margot Kahn, Tara Conklin & Maya Zeller
Powell’s City of Books
February 22, 2018
Hofstra University, NY
Reading & discussion with Kelly McMasters
February 24, 2018
Reading & Discussion with Margot Kahn
Seattle University Search for Meaning Festival
May 17, 2018
Reading & Discussion with Margot Kahn & Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum
October 28, 2017
with Margot Kahn, Kelly McMasters, Sonya Chung & Jennifer De Leon
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Boston Book Festival, Trinity Forum
November 14, 2017
New York, NY
with Kelly McMasters, Margot Kahn, Lina Ferreira, Leigh Newman, Sonya Chung & Naomi Jackson
November 18, 2017
with Margot Kahn, Kelly McMasters, Claudia Castro Luna, Tara Conklin, Elisabeth Eaves, Kate Lebo, Maya Zeller, Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum & Jane Wong
Elliott Bay Books with after-party at The Cloud Room bar with a percentage of sales to Jubilee Women’s Center