San Diego City Works Press is proud to announce the publication and release of our new book, Reclaiming Our Stories: Narratives of Identity, Resilience and Empowerment edited by Mona Alsoraimi-Espiritu, Roberta Alexander, and Manuel Paul Lopez. This is truly a special publication. All are invited to the release event on October 28th at 7 PM at the World Beat Center (2100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101), where there will be readings, books for sale, and light refreshments.
Reclaiming Our Stories gathers 19 powerful narratives written by members of the Reclaiming Our Stories Community Writers Workshop located in Southeast San Diego. The authors took great risk bringing these narratives to fruition. These are stories that pulsate with the kind of vitality that can only be constructed out of pain, love, and outrage. Almost all of the authors are emerging writers who reached deeply into their lives to excavate these offerings that, in the end, rise in triumph. [Read more…]