Right to Write! 8/11 Readings at SF Library & East Side Arts Alliance

Freedom Voices

In this 3oth anniversary year Freedom Voices is pleased to announce the publication of our newest title Mujeres Magicas: Domestic Workers Right to Write by Las Malcriadas. We are celebrating with double header SF /Eastbay release events co-sponsored by Reimagine! Movements Making Media.

SF EVENT: 

Sunday August 11, 1 pm San Francisco Public Main Library
Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B Main Library 100 Larkin St.

(In English with some Spanish translation.)

OAKLAND EVENT
Domingo 11 de Agosto 5-7 pm East Side Arts Alliance
2277 Inter
national Blvd. Oakland

(Esta presentación va ser en español con interpretación simultánea en inglés.)

At the SF Event: Readings from Las Malcidas, women from Mujeres Unidas y Activas Celebrate their new book Mujeres Magicas: Domestic Workers Right to Write and Freeodom Voices authors published over these thiry years including: Margot Pepper, Eric Robertson, Faithful Fools, Kelly Curry, Kitty Costello, Jess Clarke and readings from beloved elders and ancestors Mary Tall Mountain, Rhett Stuart, Piri Thomas and Janice King.  MC: Freedom Voices cofounder and word magician, Jess Clarke.

At the Oakland Event: Presented in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English members of Las Malcriadas will read from the book in Spanish and celebrate their work with the support of Mujeres Unidas y Activas.

Mujeres Mágicas es una antología bilingue español-inglés de trabajadoras del hogar que escriben historias que cruzan idiomas, géneros y fronteras para revelar lecciones de resilencia y celebración para todas.

Both events are co-sponsored by Reimagine! Movements Making Media.

Mujeres Mágicas

Las Malcriadas
Domestic Workers Right to Write
A bilingual anthology edited and translated by Karina Muñiz-Pagán and Argelia Muñoz Larroa

List Price: $20

 

Publication Date: July 26, 2019.
Place an order for two or more books by August 11 and get a discount!

Mujeres Mágicas is a brave, moving, and powerful collection that carries us inside the lives and truths of Latina immigrant women, narrated on their own terms. Over and over, I found myself floored and moved by the courage, pain, resilience, and insight found in these pages. This book is essential reading, beautifully woven, and an enormous gift.  Carolina de Robertis, Author of Cantoras and the Gods of Tango 

This luminous blend of poems and essays from leaders within the domestic workers movement reveal the universal power of story and storytelling. Through childhood memories, life at the border and building political power here in the US, I was touched by the strength, awareness and vulnerability the writers brought to the page. An inspiring must-read.  Ai-Jen Poo,  Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

I can think of no other book cutting through the rhetoric of hate to speak truth to power in the ways that have been enacted by Mujeres Mágicas. This is literature at its most immediate, urgent, and necessary existence in our world. This is resistance. I celebrate these women, their words, and their lives. I celebrate this book as it tears through the fabric of these dark times. Truong Tran, Visual artist and poet

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Mujeres Magicás Advance Discounts ORDER BEFORE AUGUST 11, 2019

Freedom Voices

Mujeres Magicás advance order form

Use the drop down to select how many copies you want to order in your single bulk purchase. On checkout you will see the quantity of  (1) that is the BULK SHIPMENT, not the number of books ordered. The drop down list starts at twenty copies and goes down to two. 

PRICING:
• Two (2) copies: $15 each
• Group order (5 or 10) copies $10.00 each
• 20 copies $9.00 each

Mujeres Magicás Advance Orders BEFORE August 11, 2019
For higher quantities please email orders (AT) freedomvoices.org with organization name and shipping address.  Donations can be made at http://freedomvoices.org/new/secure/donate
Formulario de pedido anticipado
Utilice el menú desplegable para seleccionar cuántas copias desea ordenar en su compra masiva única. Al finalizar la compra, verá la cantidad de (1) que es el ENVÍO A GRANEL, no el número de libros ordenados. La lista desplegable comienza en veinte copias y baja a dos.

Upon Waking

Kitty Costello
New and Selected Poems 1977 -2017

$19.95

Selected from 40 years of Kitty Costello's San Francisco writings, these poems traverse mythic, political, and spiritual landscapes, permeated with themes of awakening.

Praise for Upon Waking

“These brilliantly lyrical affirmations in the poetry of Kitty Costello reveal that the soul of the streets of San Francisco is among the freest and most defiant in the world. Her truths overturn the deceit of our times. A triumph for the People.”
Jack Hirschman
Emeritus Poet Laureate of San Francisco

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Until the Streets of the Hood Flood with Green

Kelly Curry
The Story of the Electric Smoothie Lab Apothecary

$25
$10 of each book sale will be donated to the Electric Smoothie Lab.

Healing our bodies, returning to natural patterns of sleeping and eating and being in community and with the earth...whatever that looks like for you, may be the first steps towards sustainability and balance.

For me it started with tapping into my own abundant energy field by harvesting greens with my own hands, from local soil and herbs and local seasonal fruit and blending all into a power pack of life and richness. All of this is what we share with community via THE ELECTRIC SMOOTHIE LAB APOTHECARY.

This is an amazing opportunity to make meals for folks using food that would otherwise end up in the dumpster because it was unattractive and therefore unsellable. In America every year, billions of pounds of edible food ends up as waste, even though a quarter of households do not have enough food to make it through to the end of the month.

I see a vision clearly before my eyes: children happy healthy preparing their own green smoothies and enjoying the abundance of the Earth as God intends for us to enjoy.

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Living in the Land of the Dead: An Anthology of Anthologies Faithful Fools Poetry 2004 - 2014

Faithfiul Fools

With grit, grace, and elegance Faithful Fools (a live/work non-profit) has collected an anthology of anthologies representing over 100 poets selected from five different volumes originally published by Will to Print Press. Edited by the University of San Francisco MartIn-BarO Scholars (2014-15), and produced by Freedom Voices Press, this collection will take you into the streets of San Francisco's Tenderloin District where you will hear a panoply of voices sharing art and wisdom drawn from harsh experience and existential joy.

"Welcome to Living in the Land of the Dead... Understand: this book contains road maps, accident reports, and prayers and is filled with human life crying like a helpless baby or the blast of a lonely horn..."
Ed Bowers, a Faithful Fool and Tenderloin Poet

"This book is a crossroads. A crossroads of people: a place where poets meet one another, where students meet poets, where faculty meet Fools. This book is a crossroads of life: a place where words meet the page, where truth meets dreams, where the past meets the present. It is an oasis on the long Silk Road of poetry that connects distant corners of the world."
—Sam Dennison, a Faithful Fool

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Fractured Utopias: A Personal Odyssey with History

Roger Burbach
$19.95
Provocative, sad, sexual and compelling—Fractured Utopias is Roger Burbach’s parting gift to the left movements of the Americas and the causes he served for over a half-century. Beginning with his farm upbringing in Wisconsin in the 1950s, Roger portrays his personal encounters with romance, revolution and war in North and South America. Detailed recollections of his time as a Peace Corp volunteer in the Peruvian Andes in the 60s, his first hand reporting of the coup that overthrew Salvador Allende in Chile, and his insider knowledge of the Sandinista Revolution provide vivid testimony on the victories and defeats of Latin American struggles for social justice.

In this revealing memoir, Roger brings the unflinching honesty he applied to his political work to bear on his personal passions and paradoxes as a husband, father and amorist. An award-winning author and editor of many books on Latin American social movements, US imperialism, 21st century socialism and globalization, Roger finished this manuscript just weeks before his death in March of 2015.

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Class Encounters

Maketa Smith-Groves
A new poetry collection about people, place, and people in place.

$14.95 

Maketa Smith-Groves is a reincarnate William Carlos Williams, recording specifics of an urban world so down and out that only those born of it are permitted to wander its ghost realm. When she brings this sensibility to a more familiar scenery, it is with compassion for its discarded broken denizens and exhausted working class ignored by the entitled, such as in L.A.'s bright horrors. Moving, accurate snapshots without a tough persona or preaching rhetoric. You haven't been here before. Marc Olmsted —poet, and author of Don't Hesitate Knowing Allen Ginsberg.

Maketa Smith-Groves has given her life to the poem, as these works so clearly and beautifully demonstrate. Her voice is strong, as she continues to practice the art and craft of poetry, with true devotion. This collection will take its place on the shelf of literature that lasts. Neeli Cherkovski —poet, memoirist and literary chronicler. His latest book of poetry is, The Crow.

The poems ... are marvelous! Elias Schneitter —poet, novelist, and co-founder, Sprachsalz Literary Festival. Co-author of, The Two Austrians of North Beach.

Maketa Smith-Groves is a truly important representative of American poetry. Her poetry unites the blues of Mississippi, the harshness of the struggle to survive in Detroit, and the sensitivity of an outsider in San Francisco. Hers, is a distinguished voice in American Literature. —Sprachsalz Literary Festival Review, Innsbruck, Austria.

104 Pages, Trade paperback. $14.95

ISBN: 978-091511723-9  

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Writing Workshop

Freedom Voices

Women’s Writing Workshop at Faithful Fools

234 Hyde St. (at Turk)
2nd Saturday each month
from 11:30am – 2pm


Based on the Writing from the Soul practice

Write! Meditate! Listen & Share Deeply!

Workshop leader Kitty Costello is a longtime writer, editor, activist and teacher

Come access your truest voice, free from inner &outer critics.
New and experienced writers all welcome.

Refreshments served!
This workshop is free and open to all who identify as women.

Sponsored by:
Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center, Freedom Voices and Hedgebrook Women’s Writing Retreat.


House Keys Not Handcuffs

Paul Boden
With additional essays by Art Hazelwood and Bob Prentice

House Keys Not Handcuffs: Homeless Organizing, Art and Politics in San Francisco and Beyond.

Written by Paul Boden with additional essays by friends and longtime allies, Art Hazelwood and Bob Prentice. It includes 67 images created by printmakers, painters, muralists, cartoonists and photographers giving a history of the art made in the struggle.

House Keys Not Handcuffs is a reflection on over 30 years of homeless organizing in San Francisco.  It is an attempt to sort out what went well and what did not as a community begins to organize in order to hold public and private institutions accountable.  Its purpose is not only to distill the lessons we have learned, but to encourage others to document and reflect on their own experiences in the hope that we can collectively contribute to a stronger, more broadly-based movement. Artwork has always been a vital part of this organizing.

The book draws from the insights of Paul Boden, whose own experiences on the street as an activist, and as a co-founder of the Coalition on Homelessness and later, the Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP), give him a unique and wide perspective. It is a voice for people who have no power or privilege except for their capacity to organize and demand social justice.

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