Virtual Event – Geneva Phillips
November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is honored to host the virtual launch party for Geneva Phillips and her new book, Disappearing in Glimpses. Geneva is part of the Poetic Justice program and is currently incarcerated at Eddie Warrior Correctional Facility. Joining us to discuss Geneva’s book will be Ellen Stackable, co-founder and Executive Director of Poetic Justice and Rilla Askew, three time Oklahoma Book Award winner and author of Fire in Beulah and Most American.
Poetic Justice classes empower women to change as they engage in self-reflective, therapeutic writing. By using poetry, women who have never written in their lives find the confidence to write from their hearts. The voiceless one finds her voice and with that comes healing, hope, and the power to change.
Since it began, over 3,000 incarcerated women have been a part of the Poetic Justice classes.
This free event will be hosted on the Zoom platform and streamed live on Facebook. To register in advance for the Zoom event please visit: https://magiccitybooks.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w2IKHPELSS-f80luPfILbg.
After you register you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the event on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 central.
You can purchase a copy of Disappearing in Glimpses from Magic City Books in store or online: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/disappearing-in-glimpses/314
Praise for Disappearing in Glimpses:
Disappearing in Glimpses is a stunning work, raw and powerful and true. Geneva Phillips imparts cultural and social criticism without didacticism or complaint, and the honesty in her voice makes us sit up and recognize truths about the lives of incarcerated women we may have been unable, or unwilling, to see. Cumulatively, and in powerful juxtaposition, these shards of creative nonfiction create a wrenching and clear-eyed memoir: haunting, urgent, full of grace. -Rilla Askew, author of Most American: Notes from a Wounded Place
A harrowing, beautiful collection. Phillips has written a book as unflinching in the ugliness it shows as it is beautiful in its precise, surprising language. There is a strong, true voice here, steady enough to lead a reader by the hand into a life most will have never seen. You will emerge wide-eyed, changed, and grateful. -Constance Squires, author of Live from Medicine Park and Hit Your Brights
Geneva is one of my closest friends, a friendship forged as we have shared our lives through writing. She wrote to me once that, “Hope is the shining thread that binds me to life.” Hers is a hope won by an unflinching honesty and courage to confront her past and her brokenness. Her story is gut wrenching and beautiful, eloquent and haunting. -Ellen Stackable, Executive Director and Founder of Poetic Justice