The Placitas Community Library will host three local women writers at 2 p.m. June 11 to discuss the “Women on the Edge” theme in their works.
These New Mexico authors will explore and discuss the theme in their poetry, novels, and short stories. Each will read an excerpt from her own work to illustrate this aspect of their writing and each will also share a favorite excerpt from the book of one of the other two writers. The books under discussion are: Hilda Raz collected poems, “Letter from a Place I’ve Never Been;” Phyllis Skoy’s novel “A Coup;” and Lynn C. Miller’s collection of stories, “The Lost Archive.”
The three will consider questions about the process of generation these books. What were the catalysts for these projects? How is each of these books a process of discovery for the author? How did the role of the audience/reader figure into the writing? Was there a particular goal? How do gender, culture and place relate to each book?
The question-and-answer segment with the audience is a major part of the program.
Raz lives in Placitas and is a writer and editor. “Letter from a Place I’ve Never Been” is her 14th book. She is poetry editor of Bosque Press and editor of the Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series at the University of New Mexico Press.
Skoy is the author of three novels, a memoir, short stories and essays. Her most recent novel to be released this June, “A Coup,” is the third in her trilogy, A Turkish Trilogy.
Miller’s fifth work of fiction, “The Lost Archive,” came out in April3. She is the author of four novels, co-publisher of Bosque Press and co-host of the podcast “The Unruly Muse.” She lives in Albuquerque.