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Literary Press Group OLA Features 2021

Radiant Voices
21 Feminist Essays for Rising Up Inspired by EMMA Talks
Compiled by: Carla Bergman

Compiled by :

Carla Bergman



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Paperback , Trade


Oct 08, 2019
$22.00 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 0.25 in | 100 gr

Page Count:

224 pages
TouchWood Editions
Social discrimination and equal treatment|Gender studies, gender groups|LGBTQ+ / Gay and Lesbian Studies|The Americas|Relating to LGBTQ+ people|Relating to Trans / Transgender people or gender minorities

A collection of essays inspired by EMMA Talks, a speakers’ series committed to amplifying the voices of thinkers, activists, scholars, artists, and community builders who are also women-identified, trans, and gender-nonconforming folks.

From Idle No More to Black Lives Matter to the Me Too movements and more, one thing is certain: There is a burgeoning collective desire to hear non-dominant voices in subtle, curious, generative ways.

The Vancouver-based EMMA Talks speakers’ series amplifies the voices of women-identified, trans, and gender-nonconforming folks. Curated by carla bergman, the series showcases a diversity of writers, thinkers, activists, scholars, artists, and community builders. Radiant Voices is the anthology inspired by EMMA Talks.

Through engaging essays by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Silvia Federici, Vivek Shraya, Chief Janice George, dr. amina wadud, Astra Taylor, and others, seasoned writers align with emerging writers who share from a worldview that promotes anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-ageism, and anti-ableism, and much more. Themes of connection, rediscovery, creating, social justice, celebration, and matriarchy are revealed in these 21 essays.

This is an era in which the marginalized can publicly share their stories en masse. Now is the time to celebrate the eruption of all these radiant voices.

carla bergman is an independent scholar, filmmaker, and producer. She is the co-director of EMMA Talks, a mini-art festival and speaker’s series by women, co-editor of Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook for Youth, and co-author of Joyful Militancy: Building Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times. carla lives in Vancouver, BC on Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh lands.

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  • National, regional, and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage targeting Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Shelf Awareness Readers, Booklist, Forward Reviews, Library Journal, Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, Room magazine, Vancouver Is Awesome, CBC Books, BookForum, Book Page, Bustle, Buzzfeed
  • broadcast and television interviews targeting CBC’s The Next Chapter, CBC’s On the Coast, CBC’s All Points West, NPR’s Fresh Air, CKNW’s Simi Sara Show, Breakfast Television Vancouver, Global News Morning Vancouver, CTV News Morning Live Vancouver
  • Outreach to subject-specific organization, markets and festivals such as Vancouver Writers
    Fest, Toronto International Festival of Authors, Sunshine Coast Festival of Authors, Galiano Writers Festival, Growing Room  
  • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
  • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns

Marketing Deliverables
  • Electronic and print ARCs
  • Excerpts
  • Online banner
  • Press release
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  • LCO019000   LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Women Authors
  • LIT003000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist

BISAC Regional Themes
  • North America 
  • Canada

BISAC Merchandising Themes
  • ET140    CULTURAL HERITAGE / Multicultural
  • TP090    TOPICAL / Women's Interest

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