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Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 join us for a day with Cynthia Bond! 

Telling Your Story

Wednesday, 3/14, 9:00-10:15am | Win 150

The art of writing is transformative. When we use this tool to tell our own stories, we transform vulnerability into valuable perspective and share parts of ourselves that empower and inspire. When we tell our story, we can also heal ourselves. In this hands-on workshop, renowned author and social activist, Cynthia Bond, will discuss the practice of transforming personal narratives into exemplary writing. Space is limited; please contact Georgine Hodgkinson at hodgkig (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu if you would like to reserve space at this event.


Interview with Cynthia Bond, author of Ruby

Wednesday, 3/14,10:30-11:45am | Recital Hall

Full of life, exquisitely written, and suffused with the pastoral beauty of the rural South, Ruby is a transcendent novel of passion and courage. Its creator, Cynthia Bond, is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Her novel Ruby was chosen to be an Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and an Indie Next Pick. A PEN Rosenthal Fellow, Bond attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, then moved to New York and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She founded the Blackbird Writing Collective in 2011. Cynthia has taught writing to at-risk and homeless youth for over fifteen years, and is on staff at Paradigm Malibu Adolescent Treatment Center. At this event, Cynthia Bond will answer questions about her novel and her creative writing process. Interview by Emily Bond, CRC Librarian.


In the Fight Against Sexual Violence: A Panel of Experts & Activists

Wednesday, 3/14,12:00-1:20pm | Recital Hall

Sexual violence can have psychological, emotional, and physical effects on individuals, families, and communities. This panel brings together a group of experts and activists to discuss the real impact behind the statistics of sexual violence, the resources available, and the healing process for survivors. Panelists include OneBook author, Cynthia Bond; Erienne Ramos, WEAVE; Jeanne Edman, professor of psychology; and Heather Hoffman, Director of Urban Education, 3 Strands Global Foundation.


Book Signing—RUBY—by Cynthia Bond

Wednesday, 3/14, 1:30pm | Recital Hall Quad

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The OneBook CRC selection for the 2017/2018 academic year is 
Ruby, by Cynthia Bond
Copies are available for checkout in the CRC Library or for purchase at the CRC College Store.

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