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How to do Justice to Diversity in Fiction —
Journey to Merveilleux City
with Stephanie Barbé Hammer and Romaine Washington

FREE • Thursday, June 27, 2024  
:00 PM on Zoom

Register: https://tinyurl.com/DiversityInFiction

Notice: Event change from live to virtual presentation. Please note new time and date.

How do we, as writers, tell the stories of characters whose lived experience is different from our own? How do we create a world within our work that’s true to the multicultural spaces we inhabit – without risking the misappropriation of those cultures?

Please join Romaine Washington and Stephanie Barbé Hammer on June 2 at the Culver for a conversation about Stephanie’s new novella, Journey to Merveilleux City, finalist for the Foreword Indie book award, Mystery category. The program starts at 1:30 PM.

Stephanie Barbé Hammer is a 7-time Pushcart Prize nominee in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. She recently moved to Santa Barbara with her husband, writer Larry Behrendt, and she rejoices daily in her ability to walk to coffee and Trader Joe’s.

Romaine Washington is the editor of These Black Bodies Are… A Blacklandia Anthology, and the author of two poetry books, Purgatory Has an Address and Sirens in Her Belly. Washington’s poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net and she is a twice-nominated Pushcart Prize poet.  She has presented her poetry on Socal CBS2/KCSL9, NPR, and KPFK. Washington is a native Californian from the Inland Empire, and her writing is included in the San Bernardino Singing Anthology (Inlandia). She has been an educator for over twenty years and is the proud mother of two sons. To find out more you can visit her website at: www.romainewashington.com.

This activity is supported in part by the City of Riverside and the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.

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