On July 18, Pauline, Nwe and I spoke at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA.
Pauline and Nwe read from their stories in 50 Women, Book One, discussing political and social upheaval in Burma and Cameroon. Pauline discussed her many stories of hardship to elevate herself out of poverty and to educate herself by learning to speak French. Nwe discussed the continuously brewing instability in Burma and her hope for her ethnic group, the Rakhine. Overall, both women stole the show and audience members descended upon them with questions, teary-eyed comments and book signing requests. Below are some photos of the event. The entire album can be found here on the 50 Women Project Flickr page.
Jessica Buchleitner and Pauline Stangl at Book Passage
Nwe Oo speaks at Book Passage
Pauline Stangl speaks at Book Passage
Jessica Buchleitner discussing 50 Women, Book One
From left: Nwe Oo, Jessica Buchleitner and Pauline Stangl
50 Women, Book One at Book Passage
Jessica Buchleitner at Book Passage
Book Passage has served the Bay Area for more than 30 years, providing the community with an array of author events, writing and language classes, and highly-respected annual conferences. They have hosted Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright, Eve Ensler, Carlos Santana, John Waters and Nick Hornby to name a few!
Now they are hosting an event for 50 Women, Book One Saturday, July 18 at 1:00 PM! Click here for details and join me and a few of the contributing women.
A New York Times-reporting bookstore, they offer a wide variety of books ranging from children’s literature to travel guides, from top-selling fiction to mystery novels, and they continue to work diligently with community and nonprofit organizations as well as universities.