Featured in Bustle as one of the "11 New Feminist Books That Could Totally Change Your Year," My Body, My Words (Big Table Publishing, due out March 1st) will bring a chorus of strong voices to the body image and identity revolution. Tonight we'll hear from six of the book's contributors:
LUCAS HUNT is a celebrated American poet and the president of HUNT Auctioneers, who was born and raised in rural Iowa. His work has been published in The New York Times, and received The John Steinbeck Award for Poetry. He is the author of IOWA, Light on the Concrete, and Lives. Lucas has helped raise millions of dollars and awareness for non-profit organizations. He graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering, holds the coveted Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation, and is an outstanding member of the National Auctioneer’s Association. He lives in New York.
PAMELA HUGHES graduated from Brooklyn College with an MFA in Creative Writing. Her eco-themed book of poems, Meadowland Take My Hand, was released in 2017 by Three Mile Harbor Press, New York. Her work has appeared in: Canary; The Brooklyn Review; Ellipsis; Literary Mama; PANK; The Paterson Literary Review; Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow; Isotope; Thema and in other literary magazines. Read her gyno inspired poem, called “Vote Bush” online at PANK Magazine: www.pankmagazine.com
. She is the editor of Narrative Northeast, a literary and arts magazine that supports diverse voices and visions, including feminist voices, and the environment. For more go to: www.narrativenortheast.com
. Or visit her at: www.pamelahugheswrites.com
LILLIAN BUSTLE is an actor, singer, burlesque performer, public speaker and gleeful loudmouth about body love. Her recent TEDx talk, Stripping Away Negative Body Image, sheds light on the positive effect of burlesque and visual diet on self-image, and her message has been shared by millions of people worldwide. Lillian spreads love in the form of Burlesque on stages across North America. Offstage, she co-hostsThe Body PosCast with actress and activist Liza Poor. For upcoming appearances and more about the Jazzy Jewel of Jersey City, visit www.lillianbustle.com
BEVERLY DONOFRIO’s memoir, the New York Times bestseller, Riding in Cars with Boys, was made into a movie. Looking for Mary and Astonished are much praised, as are her three picture books; the latest, Where's Mommy, was a New York Times Best Children's Book; her essays are widely anthologized and appear in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, More, Allure, Spirituality and Health, Huffington Post, Slate.
VICKI ADDESSO co-authored the collaborative memoir Still Here Thinking of You~A Second Chance With Our Mothers (Big Table Publishing, 2013)
SAMANTHA PAIGE ROSEN earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was too afraid to write about herself for the entire first semester. Her bylines include The Washington Post, Ms. Magazine, The Week, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bustle, The Huffington Post, Hypertext Magazine, The Passed Note, Beautiful Minds Magazine, and Attn. She recently began hosting a monthly writers' workshop in the Washington D.C. area, and hopes to surround herself with a community of brilliant, big-hearted storytellers wherever she may live.