Literature Will Save Your Life

Sunday, May 5 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Literary
  • Poetry

Jill Bialosky, Niloufar Talebi, moderated by Rebecca Foust

Three writers celebrate the life-saving power of words. In her memoir “Poetry Will Save Your Life,” Jill Bialosky presents 51 favorite poems paired with personal accounts of the roles they’ve played in her life and society. Bialosky also is an Executive Editor at W.W. Norton and has edited some of the leading writers of our time. Niloufar Talebi’s memoir, “Self-Portrait in Bloom,” has been called a “brutally honest memoir of a life built by words, destroyed by words, rebuilt by words”; both this book and her forthcoming opera, “Abraham in Flames,” explore the power of the iconic Iranian poet Ahmed Shamlou. Moderator Rebecca Foust, Marin County Poet Laureate 2017-2019, has published six books of poetry and works as Poetry Editor for “Women’s Voices for Change.”

The Marsh - Cabaret

With the support of Women Lit members