LAKEPORT, Calif. – Watershed Books will host two local authors who have written about the unique experiences of women in prison on Friday, June 1.
The readings by Myra Sherman and Leslie Levitas will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the bookstore, located at 305 N. Main St., Lakeport.
Myra Sherman has written “Jailed,” described as “a rare example of socially-conscious fiction that also has literary integrity. ...[her] stories only ask that we look at the institution as it really is. If emotional honesty is the starting block for great fiction, Sherman is off to a great start."
Leslie Levitas has contributed to the anthology, “Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Activists, Scholars, and Artists.”
Levitas, who holds a master's of art degree, is a writer and photographer. Her oral history project entitled, “Tell Me about Your Life,” depicts women who have been impacted by incarceration and street life.
She also will share experiences of her work with incarcerated and recently released women in the San Francisco County Jail.
Also on June 1, the bookstore will collect good clothing and new hygiene products for these women.
Join the authors for a compelling and lively discussion, and as usual enjoy refreshments.
Call Cheri Holden at Watershed Books at 707-263-5787 for more information.