• Author Appearance: Shabnam Samuel

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    Name: Author Appearance: Shabnam Samuel
    Date: September 25, 2018
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    Shabnam Samuel, author of the memoir, A Fractured Life (Green Writers Press, 2018), will read from her book at Bards Alley on September 25, 7:00 pm.

    Abandoned by her parents as a three-year-old, and ultimately leaving her home country India for a new life in America as a young mother of a three-year-old son, A Fractured Life is not only an immigrant’s story, but a poignant and powerful memoir that is at first, one of sadness and continuing adversity, and ultimately one of strength, purpose, and the universal triumph of hope. It is a story of dislocation, disruption, and despair, and brings focus to the silencing of girlhood and womanhood and how with time, love, and support, we can work our way out of that silence.

    Shabnam Samuel was twenty-seven when she moved to the US, carrying with her a troubled marriage, an almost estranged husband, and a three-year-old son. Hoping to create a fresh start from everything that was holding her down, it took Shabnam twenty-five years of trials and tribulations to finally find her voice, her strength, and her place in this world.

    SHABNAM SAMUEL is a writer, coach, social media trainer and the founder of the Panchgani Writers’ Retreat (www.panchganiwritersretreat.com), an international writing retreat based out of Panchgani, India. She mentors with Empowered Women International, in Alexandria, VA, which helps train low income, immigrant, and refugee women on how to be a successful entrepreneurs. Shabnam also hosts a local TV show called Dew Drops and Words that broadcasts to 6.1 million viewers on the WJAL LATV network in the Washington DC area. Her essays have been published online in Brain, Child Magazine and Your Tango.

    This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis.

    Bards Alley
    110 Church Street NW
    Vienna, VA 22180
    Date/Time Information:
    September 25, 7:00 pm
    Contact Information:
    (571) 459-2653
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