Author Heidi W. Durrow at Changing Hands Bookstore

On Friday February 25th at noon, author Heidi Durrow will be reading at Changing Hands Bookstore from her latest novel The Girl Who Fell From the Sky.

Durrow’s first literary publication, “Light-skinned-ed Girl,” appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review Spring/Summer 2005. She is the co-host of the weekly award winning podcast Mixed Chicks Chat, which focuses on issues of being culturally and racially mixed. In 2008, she cofounded the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival. The annual festival is free to the public and celebrates stories of the Mixed experience. This year’s Festival will be held at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on June 11th and 12th.

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is Durrow’s first novel. In 2008, she won the Bellwether Prize for Literature of Social Change for her novel.

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is the story of Rachel, a young biracial girl, who is the only survivor of her family after an accident on their Chicago rooftop. Rachel then moves in with her strict African American grandmother where her biracial identity gathers her a lot of attention. The novel explores the issue of race and identity and how they confine and define us.

For more information about Heidi Durrow, or to listen to her award winning podcast, you can visit her website here

Reading Series a Success!

Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative WritingThe Superstition Review reading series this past Monday, February 25th was an amazing success. The faculty of ASU Polytechnic were gracious enough to read some of their work, which was received with great enthusiasm by the reading series audience.

To make sure that you don’t miss the next set of our reading series, mark your calendar for Monday, March 31st, when the talented writers from the will be sharing some of their work with the public. The reading will take place from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., in Cooley Ballroom B, at the ASU Polytechnic campus. For directions to the campus, please click here.

Also, we’re still looking for students who would like to read some of their work at the third installment of the reading series on Monday, April 28th; if you would be interested in this opportunity, please e-mail us for more information.