Women’s Words

Friday, April 20, 2018 7 p.m.
Antigone Books 
411 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson

Ever wonder what motivates a writer and what is behind her creative process? Four writers will read from their current work and discuss this topic at Tucson’s Feminist Independent bookstore. Come hear Molly McCloy, memoir; Edie Jarolim, nonfiction; Maggie Golston, poetry and Penelope Starr, fiction. A Q&A will follow the reading and a reading list will be provided.

Molly McCloy is a three-time NYC Moth Slam winner with work published in Nerve, Swink, and Slate. She has taught Creative Nonfiction and Storytelling classes for Pima Community College, and will be teaching an online Creative Nonfiction course for the upcoming 2018 Fall term. Email her at mamccloy@pima.edu for more information.


Edie Jarolim is the author of three travel guides and two books, Getting Naked for Money: An Accidental Travel Writer Reveals All and Will My Dog Hate Me? And 99 Other Things Every Dog Wishes You Knew. She has published hundreds of articles, in outlets including Art and Antiques, the New York Times Book Review, Sunset, USAToday.com, and the Wall Street Journal. She is the Contributing Dining Editor for Tucson Guide and is currently teaching food writing in the Journalism department of the University of Arizona.

Maggie Golston is a poet, singer-songwriter, former bookstore owner, and Pima West Campus Faculty member in English and Humanities. Her publications include Spork, Kore Press, and Ploughshares. An MFA from University of Arizona, she was a National Poetry Series finalist, and is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee.


Penelope Starr founded Odyssey Storytelling in 2004. She facilitates storytelling workshops and restores Navajo rugs. She is the author The Radical Act of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices in Uncensored Events. Her passions are helping communities create their own storytelling events and finishing a novel in linked short stories. 





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