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Newsletter Dated: 4/3/2009 9:52:52 AM
Subject: Newletter: Poetry, Presentations, Reviews and more
Happy Hello Dear Readers!!
The advent of Spring beckons the birds to call one another and plants to pop their heads above the soil. Ah, a lovely time of year it is. One of my author colleagues, Leann Marshall, has posted “April Sketch Notes.” Alongside others, she features one of my poems, FORTUNE'S SMILE. Check it out for yourself at http://www.leannmarshall.com/SketchNotes.html.
CORRECTION IN TIME OF AAUW PRESENTATION
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa
Summary: The State AAUW conference meets for two days, April 17-18. Skaine speaks the second day, April 18.
Details: Rosemarie Skaine will speak at the Iowa AAUW Spring Conference, "Breaking Through the Barriers." Skaine's Breakout Session presentation will be held from 1:30 – 2:30, April 18, on the topic of her latest book, The Women of Afghanistan in the Post- Taliban Era. The conference will be held at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa.
Contact person: Maxine Lampe, VP, Program, 712-732-1058.
Choice Reviews: Social & Behavioral Sciences
"As its title clearly states, this book surveys the current status of Afghan women in the context of political instability, dire poverty, crippling social constraints, and the resurgence of Taliban influence. ... Summing Up: Recommended. [Two Stars] All levels/libraries." -- A. Rassam, emerita, CUNY Queens College
Full review can be read in Choice, March 2009, Vol. 46, No. 07, page 1413.
I have been assisting a student at the Facing History School, New York City, with her project, “Choosing To Participate.” She is researching women's rights before and after the Taliban regime.