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IN-STORE EVENT: Dena Taylor & Wilma Marcus Chandler, When a Woman Tells the Truth

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 7:00pm

FREE IN-STORE EVENT: Join us for a celebration of When a Woman Tells the Truth, an anthology of poetry, prose, and art by more than eighty women over eighty. Editors Dena Taylor and Wilma Marcus Chandler will be joined by local contributors to share stories, poems, essays, and more about life after 80. 

"Glimpses of rich lives, lived long, with roots in the past but still growing towards the future: when older women tell their truth, it looks like this." —Laurie R. King

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Stories, poems, essays, memoirs from women about life after 80—a time for rest, reflection, doing and learning new things, for sadness, grief, adventure, romance, and activism. It's all here in these pages, told with honesty, wisdom, and humor.

"We hear a lot about aging these days—but rarely from the people who know it best. When a Woman Tells the Truth brings together the poetry, prose, and art of more than eighty women over eighty. Here are poets, professors, Zen buddhists, theater directors, French teachers, jewelry artists, union organizers, midwives, hospice workers, and more. These compelling dispatches from the light of eighty and beyond are by turns loving, funny, heartbreaking, sly, tender, and angry. Through it all, the light of great and small joys shines through, along with the fierce clarity of seeing the present, each day, for what it is." —Kathryn Chetkovich, author of Friendly Fire

Wilma Marcus Chandler is a proud New Yorker, Bennington College alumnae, and theatre arts educator. She is the author of many theater texts published by Smith&Kraus, Inc. Her poetry collection The Night Bridge was published by Hummingbird Press. Over the years she has produced and directed over 100 plays and poetry events in the Monterey Bay Area and continues to work with the performing arts community. 

Dena Taylor is the author of Exclamation Points: Collected Poems, the co-author, with her daughter Becky Taylor, of Tell Me the Number before Infinity: The story of a girl with a quirky mind, an eccentric family, and oh yes, a disability (both published by Many Names Press), and the author, editor, or co-editor of several books on women’s issues. A graduate of Rutgers School of Social Work, she is retired from careers in social work and education.



When a Woman Tells the Truth: Writings and Creative Work by Women Over 80 By Dena Taylor (Editor), Wilma Marcus Chandler (Editor) Cover Image
By Dena Taylor (Editor), Wilma Marcus Chandler (Editor)
ISBN: 9781944497095
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
(Please note: This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Many Names Press - May 4th, 2024