Afghan Women's Writing Project Event, Washington, DC

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afghan woemAnother great event for the Afghan Women's Writing Project.

AWWP, in conjunction with Theatre J, present OUT OF SILENCE -- a theatrical reading of essays and poems written by Afghan women. The event kicks off at 7:30 pm on Monday, May 24, 2010 at Theater J, 1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036

Tickets ($10) are for sale at the Theater J box office and online

The mentoring program, Afghan Women’s Writing Project, was started by novelist and journalist Masha Hamilton, whose efforts have given Afghan women something to hold on to – their voice.

It is hard for Americans to understand that there are women in other parts of the world who are victimized, treated as possessions, and sometimes have no way for education just because of their being female. 

On March 8th, Jennifer Beals, Summer Bishil, Nadia Bjorlin, Conchata Ferrell, Jodi Long, Nichelle Nichols, Teal Sherer, Bahar Soomekh and Marcia Wallace read the words of some Afghan women who risk their lives every time they put a pencil to a paper. 

I continue to help this and other efforts to support the rights of all women.

Here is one of the videos of the awesome event held in Los Angeles.

Thanks for Masha for recognizing the need to encourage these Afghan women writers. 


Credit: Stephen Brooks

Masha is the author of four novels, including 31 Hours, The Camel Bookmobile, and The Distance Between Us.

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