Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence

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On Friday, March 27th, 100 Thousand Poets for Change and the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County brought poet/contributors of Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence to Gaia's Garden Restaurant.

Michelle Wing, editor and contributor                  

Diane Madrigal

Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence is a collection of prose and poetry pieces of a hidden tragedy: violence in homes, living in fear, and forced silence. Authors from every walk of life and every aspect of this difficult issue raise their voices as one to end this silence, to bring freedom and release for themselves and others. These words will inform and inspire readers: give them eyes to see, a way to express, and motivation to act.

Dianna Grayer and Sheridan Gold                          

Kalia Mussetter

Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence was created as a labor of love, to give the women and men who had the courage to write and read their stories in the YWCA’s Changing Hurt to Hope: Writers Speak Out Against Domestic Violence series sponsored by the YWCA a broader audience, to reach others so that they too, may find healing, and to support the vital work of the YWCA Sonoma County as it addresses domestic violence locally.

Ann Hutchinson, editor and contributor      


Gaia's Garden

Music was provided by Now and Zen

  Now and Zen

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For more information:

Michelle Wing, Ann Kutchinson and Kate Farrell

Cry of the Nightbird, P.O. Box 1168, Cloverdale, CA 95424 or