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Join us for a West Coast launch party for Linda Watanabe McFerrin’s Navigating the Divide. The official East Coast launch party for all three titles can be found HERE
Navigating the Divide: Selected Poetry and Prose is a career-spanning, multi-genre collection from the award-winning Asian-American writer and indie lit legend Linda Watanabe McFerrin. In poetry and prose that is sometimes profoundly personal, sometimes astoundingly surreal, this world traveler and devoted literary explorer breaks down walls, bridges, cultures, and genres, delighting and instructing the reader. This rich, multi-faceted collection really does “navigate the divide” between spiritual and physical, between thought and desire, between identity and others.
Linda Watanabe McFerrin is a poet, travel writer, and novelist. She is the author of two poetry collections, two novels, a collection of award-winning short stories, and a travel guidebook. Her literary honors include the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and various travel writing, poetry, and fiction awards. Her latest novel, Dead Love, was a Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Superior Achievement in a Novel. As the founder of Left Coast Writers, Watanabe McFerrin has taught and mentored a long list of writers and is a beloved figure in California’s rich, historic literary culture. She has led workshops around the world, and with ASP author Joanna Biggar, she co-founded the Wanderland Writers series of workshops and anthologies, which they co-edit.Find out more »
Poet and jazz scholar, Reuben Jackson will read from his latest work and host a signing at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, VT.Find out more »
Joanna Biggar and Linda Watanabe McFerrin to Read at One More Page Books in Arlington, VA (Moderated by Leslie Pietrzyk)
Writing collaborators, travel partners, and friends Joanna Biggar and Linda Watanabe McFerrin will read together from their respective new books (Melanie’s Song and Navigating the Divide) at One More Page Books in Arlington, VA on October 8th.Find out more »
ASP’s 2019 book launch and literary bash will include readings from the three featured authors (Reuben Jackson, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, and Joanna Biggar) snacks and refreshments, signings, and very interesting company. Brandon D. Johnson introduces Reuben Jackson; Grace Cavalieri introduces Linda Watanabe McFerrin; James J. Patterson introduces Joanna Biggar.Find out more »
Rose Solari and Reuben Jackson will be reading their poetry alongside sculptor and poet, Jay Hall Carpenter as part of the DiVerse Gaithersburg poetry series.Find out more »
Linda Watanabe McFerrin and literary agent Andy Ross in conversation on the process of publishing and Linda’s newest book “Navigating the Divide”.
Andy Ross will provide valuable insight from an agent’s perspective and Linda Watanabe McFerrin from an author’s.Find out more »
Linda Watanabe McFerrin will read the spookiest passages of her work during this festive celebration and giveaway at A Great Good Place for Books.Find out more »
Poet and Jazz Scholar Reuben Jackson will host a screening of the documentary film “It Must Schwing – The Blue Note Story” at the Vermont International Film Festival in October.
Linda Watanabe McFerrin will read from her new Legacy Book, Navigating the Divide at Copperfield’s Books in Novato, California.Find out more »
Join Linda Watanabe McFerrin, author of Navigating the Divide: Selected Poetry and Prose, and Joanna Biggar, author of Melanie’s Song, in conversation about the relationships between authors and editors. Each author contributed greatly to one another’s books.
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Reuben Jackson and Brian G. Gilmore will be reading from their work at Politics & Prose. The authors will speak to the audience and read from their work, then the forum will open for a Q&A period. The Q&A will be followed by a book signing.Find out more »
Poet and jazz scholar, Reuben Jackson along with poet and novelist, Rose Solari, will be giving a reading at The American Poetry Museum in Washington, DC followed by a Question and Answer period.Find out more »