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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From Modern History Press

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

Out Loud: No Ocean Here

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Reading from No Ocean Here, a collection of peotry and musings by Sweta Srivastava Vikram.

No Ocean Here bears moving accounts of women and girls in certain developing and under-developed countries. The stories, either based on personal interviews or inspired by true stories, are factual, visceral, haunting and bold narratives, presented in the form of poems.

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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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New Quarterly Journal – call for submissions

I am very pleased to announce a new quarterly journal which follows the interests of our authors in the areas of personal growth, relationships, trauma recovery, living with disabilities, the struggle for identity, and bereavement in adults, children and elders.  Karim Khan (a.k.a. Ernest Dempsey) who has been at the helm of a successful literary quarterly The Audience Review ( )
has accepted the post of Senior Editor for this project, ensuring it will come to fruition.

As such, we are soliciting articles including essays, memoirs, poetry, and art in all areas.  Articles should be 1,000 to 4,000 words and submitted in plain text format.  All though we aren’t really interested in reprinting material from existing printed books or journals, you can of course mine your own blog posts or other electronic media writings you have done in the past. You can direct ALL submissions to Karim directly at dempsey87 “at”

Once we get off the ground, we hope to have specific “themed” issues, but first things first