What is the event about?
Join us for this month's Second Sunday Author Series with writer Mona de Vestel who will be reading from her published novel, One-String Guitar. This award-winning novel will take us on an odyssey from the land of a thousand hills in Rwanda to the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. It is a tale of redemption and an adoptee’s search for her roots and her quest to transform a generational legacy of genocide. Mona will also be reading from her memoir in progress Trail of Light, a quest for joy, healing and magic during her adventures in seven countries. Bring a notebook and pen for an interactive night with the author as she also takes us on creative adventures of free writing and discussion to uncover our own legacies and stories.
Mona de Vestel - Finalist for the 2017 Immigrant Writing Prize
Tickets are $5
About the Author
Of mixed Belgian and African descent, Mona grew up in Brussels and later moved to the United States where she taught writing at the State University of New York (Oswego & Utica). Her work explores the role of the ‘other’ in the marginalized voices of our world. She is currently at work on Trail of Light, a memoir about her quest for joy, healing, and the magic in her life. Mona now lives in Southern California with her family.
Her novel, ONE STRING GUITAR is a semi-finalist for VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.
It was published by Harvard Square Editions on November 17, 2016.
Her memoir KING LEOPOLD'S DAUGHTER is a finalist for Restless Books New Immigrant Writing Prize, 2017.