Teenage girls in Afghanistan are often caught in a conflict between fear of repressive traditions and brave hopes that their country’s postwar future will improve for women.
Maryam Zar previews the AWWP fundraiser at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 18th in the Huffington Post.
A selection of poems, essays, and stories by participants of the Afghan Women’s Writing Project will be read by audience members, AWWP staff and volunteers, and special guests. AWWP believes that to tell one’s story is a human right, and this work testifies to the bravery of Afghan women and to the power of their words. Author and AWWP founder Masha Hamilton will also read from her latest novel What Changes Everything. Admission is free.
Phil Latham of the News Journal (Longview, TX), praises AWWP’s Marzia at the recent Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Seattle.
The literary journal, Tethered By Letters, has reprinted several pieces by AWWP writers in their Winter 2014 edition. Thanks to TBL Editor—and AWWP mentor—Dani Hedlund for sharing with her readers.
AWWP Workshop Director Stacy Parker Le Melle has published an article about the AWWP/Fetzer Love and Forgiveness Campaign for the Huffington Post.