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Island Institute co-director Carolyn Servid and poet Laurie Kutchins share their plans for an event this week called “The Literature of Resilience,” a roundtable discussion among nine women writers. They’ll include the public in their conversation Friday evening, with readings, stories, and performance (7:30 PM Fri Jul 19, Del Shirley Hospitality Room of Allen Auditorium, $10 at the door). Learn more about the Island Institute online.
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Women writers explore the literature of resilience
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