Join us for a celebration of the women writers whose essays are featured in “Publish Her Anthology: Better Together,” a collection of essays on women gathering. Meet the authors and hear them read excerpts from their essays. Hear from the illustrator who created the book cover, and learn about Publish Her’s grant program for underrepresented authors.
This free event will take place via Zoom. Please register to receive a link to the Zoom the day of the event.
About the Book
Women have gathered for thousands of years. Frequently in circles, often around a fire, women have come together to tell stories, teach, worship, celebrate and mourn. We have gathered to collect and trade food and materials. This gathering has been critical to our survival and has ensured knowledge about various traditions, cultures, lands and people has been passed on from one generation to the next.
Throughout history, women have been persecuted for gathering. Despite this oppression, we have continued to find ways to harness the power of coming together. We gather to exchange thoughts on politics, religion, art, literature, music and relationships. We campaign and march and collectively tackle issues large and small. We share wisdom, inspiration and encouragement. We are better together.
“Better Together” includes the following essays from these authors:
The Buoyant Moms Club by Cindy Lehew-Nehrbass
Cadillac Campers by Kathie O’Brien
Circles by Kris Woll
Connected by Anne Pinkerton
Connecting Through the Outdoors by Wendy Altschuler
Cooking With Fire by Katie Hanus
Discovering Sisterhood in Boujad by Mónica Lindo
Embracing the Downward Slope by Joy Riggs
The First Wednesday Morning by Amanda Kennedy
Happiest Babies on the Block by Lindsey Rose
House on the Lake by JJ McGawn
Light Bearers by Heidi Fettig Parton
Melinda by Sarah Schellenberg
Oldies by Kathleen English Cadmus
Open Table by Suzanne O’Brien
The Quilt by Deb DeBates
The Request by Jody Vallee Smith
Sisterhood by Karol Jackowski
The Song in Your Heart by Jane Ramseyer Miller
The Sum of Us by the Cedar Ridge Writers Group (Eileen Drennen et al.)
The Tropical Cure by Krista Westendorp
Tuesday Writing Crew by Katie Noah Gibson
When Pregnancy Doesn’t Glow by Jillian Netherland
When the World Shut Down by Miranda Scotti
Women’s Night Out by Kara Thom
Cover illustration by Kprecia Ambers.
About Publish Her Grants
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this anthology benefit publishing grants for underrepresented women authors.
The majority of authors published traditionally are white men ages 40 and older; these men are also at the top of the publishing pay scale. Meanwhile, the odds are stacked against women authors. Even more so if she is a woman of color, a woman with a disability, a member of the LGBTQ+ community or any combination of these.
Publish Her is on a mission to disrupt that status quo and demonstrates its commitment to equity, in part, by providing access to publishing services and programs through grants. Learn more.
About Publish Her
Publish Her is a female-founded publisher dedicated to elevating the words, writing and stories of women. We are passionate about amplifying the voices of women of color, women with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We aim to make publishing an attainable, exciting and collaborative process for all. Publish Her specializes in print-on-demand books, workbooks, journals, magazines and more.