Friday Seminar with Canyon Sam

The Writers Series is presented as part of the MFA Program in Writing
February 25, 2011, 3:30–5:30 pm

150 De Haro at 15th Street

Free and open to the public (reception included)
More info: Teresa Walsh, twalsh@cca.edu

Canyon Sam is an author and activist, best known for her book Sky Train: Tibetan Women On the Edge of History, which uses memoir, oral history, and travel journalism to tell the narrative of contemporary Tibetan women.

In her diverse career, Sam has been published in over 24 publications including the San Jose Mercury News, the Seattle Review, and Women's Journeys Across Race, Place and Time. She has been awarded the 2010 PEN American Center's Open Book Award, a National Endowment for the Arts scholarship, a San Francisco Commission Individual Artist's grant in literature, and a Screenwriting Fellowship from the Center for Asian American Media, among others.

(Side note: Canyon Sam mentored MFA Program in Writing Program Manager Teresa Walsh during her teaching commitment here at CCA.)