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Washington DC Chapter Event: Ted Talk Tuesday - " Tales of passion"

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
7:00-8:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Restricted to members and their guests
Contact: Jaleh Moslehi

Why We Should Listen:

As a novelist and memoirist, Isabel Allende writes of passionate lives, including her own. Born into a Chilean family with political ties, she went into exile in the United States in the 1970s—an event that, she believes, created her as a writer. Her voice blends sweeping narrative with touches of magical realism; her stories are romantic, in the very best sense of the word. Her novels include The House of the SpiritsEva Luna and The Stories of Eva Luna, and her latest, Maya's Notebook and RipperAnd don't forget her adventure trilogy for young readers— City of the BeastsKingdom of the Golden Dragon, and Forest of the Pygmies.

As a memoirist, she has written about her vision of her lost Chile, in My Invented Country, and movingly tells the story of her life to her own daughter, in PaulaHer book Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses memorably linked two sections of the bookstore that don't see much crossover: Erotica and Cookbooks. Just as vital is her community work: The Isabel Allende Foundation works with nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area and Chile to empower and protect women and girls—understanding that empowering women is the only true route to social and economic justice.

Material from, 08:25:50 October 26, 2021.
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