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3rd Annual Muslim Women's Literary Conference

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Peace & Blessings Dear Sisters!

Daybreak Press is back with the collaboration of local Houston organizations, the Sisters Committee of ISGH & the University of Houston MSA, to bring you the 3rd Annual Muslim Women's Literary Conference! Join us as we celebrate the rise of women's voices in literature and the impact their work has on society as a whole.

This year's theme is Stories in the Attic: Unleashing the Treasures Within. We welcome to our stage the following speakers who will unravel the magnificence of writing and honoring their identities as women of faith against the backdrop of race, gender and cultural politics.

Speakers List:

  • Anse Tamara Gray, doctoral candidate at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN - Scholar, founder of Rabata and author of Joy Jots.
  • Asmaa Hussein, LSW - Founder of Ruqaya's Bookshelf, children's book writer and author of A Temporary Gift: Reflections on Love, Loss and Healing
  • Jamillah Karim, PhD - Professor, award-winning academic and author of Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam & American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender within the Ummah
  • Najiyah Maxfield - Executive Director of Daybreak Press, award-winning writer and author of Sophia's Journal
  • Nahela Morales - Recently joined the ICNA-Dallas team, formally Director of Operations at IslamInSpanish, daa'iya and Mexican Muslim American blogger aka Umm Andrew
  • Tayyaba Syed - Journalist, award-winning author of The Blessed Banana Tree and co-author of Jannah Jewels series
  • Jenny Triplett - Best-selling author of Suriving Marriage in the 21st Century, television personality seen on TLC, CNN, Dr. Phil and activist in the effort to thwart mass incarceration with education and mentorship

Attendees will be able to meet the speakers, purchase books and have an opportunity to have their books signed by the authors, inshaAllah. Entertainment showcases phenomenal local sisters and their talent in spoken word, poetry and nasheed! Lunch & refreshments included with registration fee.

See you on October 21st!

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