Friday, March 11, 2011

Women's History Month and Seal Events

March is Women's History Month and the theme this year is Strength. To celebrate, we're excited to let you know about the events that our authors have scheduled this month. Each of these women exudes strength throughout their stories.

In Found, Jennifer Lauck displays great strength as she goes on a 10-year journey to find her birth mother.

Susie Bright displays strength throughout Big Sex Little Death, as she recounts the adventure, sacrifice, danger, and controversy of her often surprising and extraordinary life.

Spring Warren, author of The Quarter-Acre Farm, exhibits strength while taking charge of her family's food choices, by growing 75% of the food that they consumed for one year.

Join them in the Bay Area, Portland, Detroit/Ann Arbor, and NYC, as they celebrate the launch of their books this month:

Sunday, March 13th, 7pm
Jennifer Lauck reads from her memoir Found
Book Passage, Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Monday, March 14th, 7pm
Books Inc, Berkeley
Jennifer Lauck reads from her memoir Found
1760 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Saturday, March 20th, 6-9pm
Party and Reading with Leopold's Books for Susie Bright as she celebrates the release of Big Sex Little Death. Bring a bottle and a dish to pass!
RSVP: (313) 822-4056
748 Seminole Street
Detroit, MI 48214

Monday, March 21st, 7pm
Lecture, Signing & Discussion with Susie Bright
Books provided by Common Language
University of Michigan
3187 Angell Hall
Ann Arbor, MI

Thursday, March 24th, 6-9:30pm

Susie Bright's Birthday Party and Launch Event with Modern Times
Smuggler's Cove Tiki Bar
Master Rum-o-Logist Martin Cate is making me an original cocktail for the occasion: "The Sexpert", of course!
650 Gough, at McAllister
San Francisco, CA 94102

Thursday, March 24th 6:30pm
Jennifer Lauck, author of Found, at Portland Back Fence PDX
Mission Theatre
1624 N.W. Glisan
Portland, OR 97209

Friday, March 25th, 7pm
Spring Warren, author of The Quarter-Acre Farm, reading
Books Inc, Berkeley
1760 Fourth St.,
Berkeley, CA 94710

Saturday, March 26th, 1pm
Spring Warren, author of The Quarter-Acre Farm, reading
Book Passage, San Francisco Ferry Building
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, California 94111

Wednesday, March 30th, 7 pm
Reading, signing, memoir discussion with Susie Bright, author of Big Sex Little Death
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
New York, NY

Thursday, March 31rst, 7pm
A live, taped Audible episode as Doug Henwood interviews Susie Bright
Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Celebrating International Women's Day

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, a celebration of the achievements of women across the world that first began on March 8, 1911. As we celebrate today, though, let's remember that we still have much to do before we achieve economic parity, equal representation in government, and health and safety that is parallel to that of our male counterparts.

Last year Seal Press attended one of Women for Women International's "Join Me On the Bridge" events, where women across the world gathered on bridges simultaneously to demonstrate solidarity. We had worked closely with Women for Women International through our author, Lisa Shannon. Her book, A Thousand Sisters, describes the work she did sponsoring women in the Congo through Women for Women International. It is a compelling and uplifting story of international sisterhood.

Today, International Women's Day is being co-sponsored by Google, which has put together an excellent page of resources for attending bridge events--in person or virtually--or donating to a variety of agencies that work for women's equality and empowerment.

What are you doing today to celebrate International Women's Day? What do you hope women can accomplish in the future?

Share your thoughts, hopes, and wishes with us today and help us to celebrate how far we have come, and how far we will go in the future.