This Tuesday, October 1, 2013, join Mary Mackey at Bookshop West Portal in San Francisco and hear her read from her ground-breaking novel Immersion. First published in 1972 by the legendary Shameless Hussy Press, Immersion was the first feminist novel published by a Second Wave feminist press and possibly the first ecofeminist novel ever published. Set in the jungles of Costa Rica, it tells the story of a tangle of adultery and relentless tropical heat that leads to murder, but of an unexpected victim. Immersion has recently been re-released by the Authors Guild through their backinprint.com program.
This event at Bookshop West Portal is sponsored by The Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter. Mary will be reading with three other WNBA-SF members, all with newly released novels – as they explore the “Ties That Bind: Relationships and Feminine Identity:” Meg Waite Clayton author of Wednesday Daughters, Tracy Guzeman author of The Gravity of Birds, and Amanda McTigue author of Going to Solace
The reading will be Moderated by Patricia Davis, author of Diva Doctrine. Enjoy FREE wine and hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to win one of the authors’ books. Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Place: Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA.
The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA), a dynamic group for readers and writers, was established in 1917, before women in America even had the right to vote. A broad-based nonprofit organization with members across the country, WNBA exists to promote reading and to support the role of women in the community of books.