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Ms. Aligned 2: Women Writing About Men

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Join Eastwind Books of Berkeley for a reading of Ms. Aligned 2: Women Writing About Men featuring anthology editor Connie Pan, contributor Lillian Howan, and guest writer Allison Landa.

Published by El León Literary Arts, Ms. Aligned 2: Women Writing About Men is an anthology of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction where women-identified writers explore male thinking, behavior and identity. The anthology was started with the support of the SEED IDEAS program of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and edited by Connie Pan, Pat Matsueda, and Rebecca Thomas. The Foreword is by Jill McCabe Johnson, senior editor of the University of Nebraska Gender Programs, and the Introduction is by Kristiana Kahakauwika, author of This is Paradise.

"To read MS. ALIGNED 2 is to witness women writers writing forward – out of old tropes, expected ways of being, and into something fresh, memorable, filled with discovery." – from the Introduction by Kristiana Kahakauwila

"Ms Aligned 2 offers a stellar showcase. From an impassioned premise surfaces such a platter of beautiful surprises. The voices are distinct and diverse, the narratives all admirably rendered. The reader comes away with a soft wisdom. Of what it means to be relational. Of what it means to be complex, gendered beings navigating our heavy, exacting world. Fascinating and extraordinary!" – Desmond Kon Zhicheng Mingdé

Connie Pan, originally from Maui, earned an MFA in fiction from West Virginia University and a BA in creative writing from Grand Valley State University. Her writing has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Carve, PRISM International, Rosebud Magazine, Bamboo Ridge, and elsewhere. An excerpt from her novel-in-progress was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A freelance writer and editor, she lives in California.

Lillian Howan spent her early childhood in Tahiti and later graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Her writings have been published in Asian American Literary Review, Café Irreal, Calyx, New England Review, and Under Western Eyes. She is the editor of Rosebud and Other Stories (University of Hawai’i Press, 2011), a collection by legendary playwright Wakako Yamauchi, and the author of The Charm Buyers (University of Hawaii Press, 2017).

Allison Landa is a Berkeley-based writer of fiction and memoir who earned an MFA in creative writing from St. Mary's College of California. A MacDowell Colony Fellow, she has held residencies at Playa Summer Lake, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and The Julia and David White Artists' Colony. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Guardian US, The Washington Post, Salon Magazine, and The Rumpus, among other venues. She is represented by Miriam Altshuler of DeFiore & Co.

Ms. Aligned 2: Women Writing About Men
Editors: Connie Pan, Pat Matsueda
ISBN: 9780989127752
Publisher: El Leon Literary Arts
Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: October 18, 2017
Price: $15.00​

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Funded in part by the SEED IDEAS office of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, MS. ALIGNED 2 features sixteen contributors. A beautiful illustration by Guatemalan artist Sua Agape appears on the cover. Published by El Leon Literary Arts of Berkeley, California.

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