Kuumba (creativity), to make the community more beautiful and beneficial for the future, is observed on the sixth night of Kwanzaa. Let’s celebrate creative work in the arts. Founded in 2013, by Cheryl Clarke, Breena Clarke, and Barbara Balliet, the Hobart Festival of Women Writers produced its sixth consecutive weekend of programming in 2018 dedicated to celebrating the work of literary women. The Festival takes place in the small village of Hobart, New York, home of six independent bookstores and designated as The Reading Capital of New York State.
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View a slideshow of the covers of six years of our Participating Writers’ Books:
Get a calendar to welcome the New Year. Purchase a Hobart Festival of Women Writers 2019 calendar. It features the work of the women who participated in our first Festival in 2013. The Kwanzaa gift that will last all year long. Purchase here:
Are you ready to read your work for an audience? Do you shake in your boots at the thought of performing your own writing? Consider donating to A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Edna Payne Clarke Gift of Fellowship and you could win an opportunity to work with me. Find out the full details and donate-to-win a Gift of Fellowship at A Room of Her Own Foundation:
In this one on one class with me which is named in honor of my mother, Edna Payne Clarke, you’ll get email and video-conferencing interaction. I’ll help you select the right material to read and I’ll share my tips on preparation and some techniques for a smooth and exciting dramatic reading. Hurry. Time is running out for this opportunity.
River, Cross My Heart, an Oprah book club selection and a classic of African American fiction, is now available for your e-reader.
“The acclaimed bestseller–a selection of Oprah’s Book Club–that brings vividly to life the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, circa 1925, a community reeling from a young girl’s tragic death.” Amazon.com
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