Sherry Quan Lee reads from “Love Imagined: a mixed race memoir”

.Love Imagined is an American woman’s unique struggle for identity.
“Joining the long history of women of color fighting to claim literary space to tell our stories, Sherry Quan Lee shares her truth with fierce courage and strength in Love Imagined. … Quan Lee crafts a riveting tale of Minnesota life set within the backdrop of racial segregation, the Cold War, the sexual revolution while navigating it all through the lens of her multi-layered identities. A true demonstration of the power of an intersectional perspective.”
–Kandace Creel Falcón, Ph.D., Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Love Imagined: this fascinating, delightful, important book. This imagining love, this longing for love. This poverty of No Love, this persistent racism, sexism, classism, ageism. The pain these evils cause the soul…This is an important document of a mixed-race contemporary woman, a memoir about her family lineages back to slavery, back to China, back to early Minneapolis, and about the struggle of finding herself in all of these.”
–Sharon Doubiago, author of My Father’s Love

“When I read Sherry’s story [Love Imagined], I recognized feelings and meanings that mirrored mine. I felt a sense of release, an exhale, and I knew I could be understood by her in a way that some of my family and friends are unable to grasp, through no fault of their own. It’s the Mixed experience. Sherry Lee’s voice, her story, will no doubt touch and heal many who read it.”
–Lola Osunkoya, MA Founder of Neither/Both LLC, Mixed-Race Community Building and Counseling

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BIO002000 Biography & Autobiography: Cultural Heritage
SOC028000 Social Science: Women’s Studies – General
SOC043000 Social Science: Ethnic Studies – Asian American Studies

Gian Temperilli – Biography of Peter James

On October 28th, 2009 Victor R. Volkman and Robin Marvel interviewed biographer and paranormal expert Gian Temperilli about his new book Heaven Can You Hear Me? — a biography of the late famous psychic Peter James. Gian Temperilli is the founder & CEO of an advertising agency in Southern California. He graduated with a bachelor degree in broadcasting from the University of La Verne in 1995. Since that time, he has worked extensively in the entertainment industry. Gian Temperilli stated that he is “a longtime fan” regarding the career and ability of Peter James on “Sightings” and other paranormal programming.Peter James gained global fame for his abilities as a documented televised psychic and paranormal researcher. As a weekly ‘psychic investigative correspondent’ for the FOX hit primetime television show, “Sightings,” James’ evidential discoveries have become legendary in the field of paranormal research. Peter James was featured in forty four episodes of the series that lasted eight years. The program is currently syndicated in over fifty countries. Additionally, “Sightings” was a national lead-in to a new show in at the time called, “The X-Files.” Gian Temperilli
My co-pilot for this episode is Robin Marvel, an author, Empowerment and life positivity coach, energetic specialist and motivational speaker for children and adults. Using tools from her “Awakening Consciousness” book series she is expanding creativity and self awareness in beings everywhere. Featured on many radio and television shows worldwide she is a leading expert in emPOWERment. She is also the Senior Editor of Marvelous Spirit Press. Robin is the owner of Marvelous Empowerment. Providing a variety of workshops to encourage empowerment in all ages.

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Janet Riehl – Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Music

Aurthors Airwaves is proud to feature a special podcast “Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Music” by Janet Riehl on our live station and through the PODCAST link below. Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary is Janet’s family love story, a remembrance narrated in story poems that traverses the boundaries of life and death. In the words of one reviewer, the collection offers “village wisdom for the 21st century.”Janet’s writing has also been published in numerous literary venues including the Harvard Review, Cream City Review, and the International Poetry Review. Hot Flashes: More Sexy Little Poems and Stories is one of three publications where her work has been anthologized. She was twice selected as finalist for Poet Laureate of Lake County, California.
JANET GRACE RIEHL calls herself a country girl who roamed the world, then followed her heart back home.A seasoned writer, artist, musician, and storyteller, Janet defies the stereotype of a down-home, heartland gal. Her travels have taken her across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, where she initiated and directed development projects, provided training, and taught. Her cross-cultural focus continued upon her return to the U.S. in her work with Native American pueblos, inner-city African Americans, Latinos, and—perhaps most foreign of all—the California computer industry. Janet was also the recipient of a three-year leadership fellowship in international development from the Kellogg Foundation.

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Issam Jameel – Iraq Through a Bullet Hole

Issam Jameel reads Chapter 1 from his new  autobiographical memoir Iraq Through A Bullet Hole.  This book describes Issam’s fateful journey to his homeland of Iraq in 2005 after a decade in exile.  From the relative safety of Jordan, where he worked for an opposition radio station under the watchful eyes of Saddam’s spies, he travels by car to Baghdad visit family and friends.He longs to see his mother country, but the immediate reason is to grieve his nephew’s untimely death at the hands of American forces while guarding an Iraq parliament member from insurgent attacks. Jameel enters a Kafkaesque nightmare of assassinations, kidnapping, and explosions. American soldiers are everywhere in the streets and ready to shoot whenever they feel danger is close. He sees the formerly
secular civil society fairly well replaced by vehement sectarianism, intolerance, and ignorance. Basic human needs have become a endless daily struggle amidst the shards of infrastructure.Tasks we all take for granted, such as selling a house or getting a job are fraught with peril as old scores continue to be settled on religious, ethnic, and political fronts. Everywhere he turns, people are desperate to leave but fear for the worst. After returning safely, he started to record the events he had seen, trying to be honest and impartial to unfold the Iraqi problem to the western community. This is his story.
Issam Jameel
Issam Jameel was born in Baghdad in 1954. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in theatrical arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad in 1978. In 1980, he spent his compulsory army services working for Al-Qadesia, a daily newspaper of the Iraqi army. He explored the amazing world of writing when he offered articles in theatrical criticism. After several years he became the dependable theatrical critic in Al-Thawra, the main official newspaper in Iraq during the years 1981-1985. His first book, which included two plays about war, had been published in 1983 by the main Iraqi governmental publishing house. His first play, The Memory of a Dead Man, had been directed by himself with an experimental theater belonging to a national theater group in Iraq. Three of his plays have been directed by Iraqi directors for the national theater group in Baghdad during 1985 to 1991, while two other plays have been directed by himself at the experimental theater in Baghdad in 1989 and 1993.During his long residence in Jordan, he converted to Christianity before migrating to Australia in 2002, where he now resides.

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