WE ARE MEANT TO RISE hybrid launch event at Next Chapter Booksellers with Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura

Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura, editors, will be at Next Chapter Booksellers on Monday, November 29 for the launch of WE ARE MEANT TO RISE.
When Nov 29, 2021
from 18:00 PM to 20:00 PM
Where Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 Snelling Ave. S, St. Paul, MN 55105
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A brilliant and rich gathering of voices on the American experience of this past year and beyond, from Indigenous writers and writers of color from MinnesotaCarolyn Holbrook and David Mura, editors, will be at Next Chapter Booksellers on Monday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m. for the launch of We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World. They will be joined for this hybrid event by contributors Kao Kalia Yang, Said Shaiye, Douglas Kearney, and Melissa Olson. To register for in-person attendance ($5), visit the Next Chapter Booksellers website here. To attend virtually (free), register here.

Here Indigenous writers and writers of color bear witness to one of the most unsettling years in U.S. history. Essays and poems vividly reflect the traumas we endured in 2020, beginning with the COVID-19 pandemic, deepened by the blatant murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and the uprisings that immersed our city into the epicenter of worldwide demands for justice. 

"A powerful and passionate take on a fraught moment." —Publishers Weekly

"This collection is diverse, enraging, heartbreaking, impassioned and this month’s #RequiredReading." —Ms. Magazine

"Diversity is our strength. Each new voice who becomes part of America is our strength. The writers in this anthology provide us with individualized portraits of who we are, and in doing so they can help us to know each other, our neighbors, our fellow citizens. These writers prove we are indeed more than a single story." —David Mura, from the Introduction