Sherrie Fernandez-Williams—Soft: A Memoir

Sherrie Fernandez-Williams will read from her new memoir, Soft, on October 16th at 7pm with book signings to follow.

About the book:
"Fernandez-Williams’s first book is a relentlessly textured memoir exposing the author’s life as she goes back and forth in time, examining who she is today, and why. Soft is a story for those who understand moving from one geographical, spiritual, or identity oriented place to another, hoping to escape, only to discover there are always other places that need escaping. It is a story for those searching their own lives to understand the capacity we may have to move forward, even as we may be forced to move back, with strength, and dignity and compassion, and despite our fears." —Sherry Quan Lee, author of Chinese Blackbird

About the Author:
Sherrie Fernandez-Williams holds an MFA from Hamline University. She received a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, a SASE/Jerome Grant through Intermedia Arts. She was a Loft Mentor Series winner and winner of the Givens Black Writers Fellowship. She was also a winner of the Playwrights’ Center, Jones Commission Award. Excerpts of her memoir have been published in several literary journals and anthologies.