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Discussion and Book Signing | The Wig Diaries by Mary Ladd

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Wig Diaries is Mary Ladd’s debut cancer book that boasts a disrespectful edge. Delivered with bold gallows humor, it intimately addresses the gravity of cancer and invites the reader to bear witness to both the horror and the joke(s). Armed with creative sensibility, Ladd robs her diagnosis of its dour weightiness. Refusing to tiptoe around the gnarlier elements of treatment and recovery, the narrative is powerful in its unvarnished honesty and contagious lust for life exemplified by hilarious anecdotes. Mary will be in conversation with Leticia Hernández-Linares, who is a poet, interdisciplinary artist, and educator.  She is the author of Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl, and co-editor of The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States (Tía Chucha Press).  Widely published, she has presented her poemsongs throughout the country and in El Salvador. The recipient of four San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist grants, she teaches in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. Join us for an evening of thoughtful conversation and laughter!

Venue

Folio Books
3957 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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