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Women's Museum of California

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Second Sunday Author Series with Michelle Carter

Second Sunday Author Series with Michelle Carter

Events

Event Date:
Sunday, February 11 2018
Time:
4:30PM

What is the event about?

Second Sunday Author Series: Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories A Collaboration of the Women’s Museum of California and San Diego Writers, Ink 4:30-5:30 pm at the Women’s Museum, Barracks 16, Liberty Station, $5.00

This monthly series features women writers of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and other genres who will read from or perform their work and engage in dialogues with audience members. With the commitment to bring diverse voices and a variety of stories from local and visiting authors, the series will include both published and unpublished works from writers well known, unknown, and all the places in between. 

This month we welcome author Michelle Carter to the Museum. At age 50, Michelle Carter, a married mother of two adult children, left her job as editor of a suburban newspaper in the San Francisco Bay area to move to Russia for a year as a United States Information Agency Journalist-in-Residence. There she worked with newspaper editors who struggled to adapt to the new concepts of press freedom and a market economy. She became an on-the-scene witness to the second great Russian revolution. At the same time, she embarked on a personal journey that wrenched her life in a way she could never have anticipated when she accepted her husband’s challenge to take the assignment

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Michelle Carter is a professional journalist with a thirty-year career in daily newspapering (The Kansas City Star and The San Mateo Times) and a twelve-year stint as a journalism instructor at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she has been writing professionally for most of her adult life.

From Under the Russian Snow is the second book to grow out of her experiences in the former Soviet Union. The first, Children of Chernobyl: Raising Hope From the Ashes, was co-written with Michael J. Christensen and published by Augsburg Publishing of Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1993. Augsburg’s Book of the Year, it was presented formally at the American Booksellers Association convention in Miami that year.

Carter, the married mother of two adult children, is also a grandmother. A magazine editor, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

From Under the Russian Snow is the second book to grow out of her experiences in the former Soviet Union. The first,Children of Chernobyl: Raising Hope From the Ashes, was co-written with Michael J. Christensen and published by Augsburg Publishing of Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1993. Augsburg’s Book of the Year, it was presented formally at the American Booksellers Association convention in Miami that year.

Carter, the married mother of two adult children, is also a grandmother. A magazine editor, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.