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Title Shaping memories : reflections of African American women writers / edited by Joanne Veal Gabbin.

Imprint Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2009.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  PS153.B53 S46 2009    Available  ---
Description xvi, 245 p. ; 24 cm.
Note "The essayists featured here are members of the Wintergreen Women Writers' Collective"--Introd.
Contents A distant star called possibility : Wintergreen / Nikki Giovanni -- Wintergreen and alaga syrup : a writer's reflections on memory, writing, and place / Carmen R. Gillespie -- From "Shaping the world of my art" / Paule Marshall -- Outside of dreams / Ethel Morgan Smith -- The case of the reluctant reader : she who reads last-- / Sandra Y. Govan -- Parting the blue miasma / Kendra Hamilton -- New kid on the block / Joanne Veal Gabbin -- Obstacles or opportunities : the wisdom to know the difference / Elizabeth Brown-Guillory -- The faith walk of writing : connecting head and heart / Marilyn Sanders Mobley -- On my return from exile / Linda Williamson Nelson -- Of history and healing / Janus Adams -- The conscientious outsider / Camille Dungy -- The mother's board / Opal Moore -- My father's passage / Mari Evans -- A blessed life / Maryemma Graham -- A birth and a death, or Everything important happens on Monday / Daryl Cumber Dance -- Ambrosia / Nikky Finney -- Cotton pickin' authority / Trudier Harris -- The first time I saw Big Daddy grinning / Lovalerie King -- On gardening, or A love supreme / Joyce Pettis -- A very good year / Hermine Pinson -- Bury the thought / Karla FC Holloway -- The death of the mother / Eugenia Collier -- A remembrance / Sonia Sanchez -- The night I stopped singing like Billie Holiday / Toi Derricotte -- Afterword: Rites, rituals, and creative ceremonies : a social history of the Wintergreen Women Writers' Collective / Sandra Y. Govan -- Poetry reading : a coda / Opal Moore.
Subject African American women authors -- 20th century -- Biography.
American literature -- African American authors -- 20th century.
Added Author Gabbin, Joanne V.
Wintergreen Women Writers' Collective.
ISBN 9781604732740 (alk. paper)
1604732741 (alk. paper)