Women's History Month Panel Event (Corte Madera Store & Online)

Women's History Month Panel Event
Moderated by Paula Farmer

Featuring: Margo Candela, Linda Gonzalez, Anita Gail Jones, Priscilla Wathington

Corte Madera Store & Live Online

Sat., March 9th • 2:00pm PT

This event is free to attend and will be hosted in-person at Book Passage's Corte Madera Store. Please contact events@bookpassage.com with questions regarding events.

In honor of Women’s History Month 2024, Book Passage is proud to present a special panel event celebrating the impact of women writers, past and present. The panel is made up of authors of diverse backgrounds and writing in different genres, we will discuss among many things, the importance of women’s voices and stories in the still male dominated literary landscape.

This will be a great opportunity to celebrate, have discourse, ask questions, and be inspired. Featuring: 



Margo Candela was born and raised in Los Angeles and began her writing career when she joined Glendale Community College’s student newspaper. She transferred to San Francisco State University as a journalism major, and upon graduation began writing for websites and magazines before writing her first two novels, Underneath It All and Life Over Easy. She eventually made her way back to the Bay Area. The Neapolitan Sisters is her fifth novel and her first after a decade-long hiatus from writing. 
Linda González is a bilingual life and writing coach, author and business strategist, with expertise in facilitating and building sustainable solutions for diverse participants in the non- profit, social justice, educational, and philanthropic arenas. She has two books: The Cost of Our Lives, a poignant story of families uniting across physical and emotional borders, and her most recent is Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling. A unique and dynamic career development and self-care book that focuses on BIPOC women and debunks the one-size-fits-all approach to
those themes.
Anita Gail Jones is a visual artist and writer who lives in the SF Bay Area, but was born and raised in Albany, Georgia. It is that region which serves as the setting for her debut novel, The Peach Seed, a sweeping multigenerational novel showing the origins of one south Georgia family’s tradition and how its modern-day sons and daughters navigate the legacies of America’s Civil Rights Movement and the impacts of the slave trade. An earlier version was a Novella semi-finalist in a William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, and was selected as a 2021 Top Ten Finalist in the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.
Pricilla Wathington is a Palestinian American poet, writer and human rights advocate. Her poems and other writings have appeared in Gulf Coast, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Normal School and more publications. Her debut chapbook, Paper & Stick explores the way language shadows atrocities. Wathington inspires other writers to express their passions and activism through words. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The event will be moderated by Paula Farmer. In addition to hosting all sorts of author events for Book Passage, Paula curates special programming for diversity and social justice. She also hosts a series on Instagram in which she interviews authors, artists and activists. Follow her on IG @paulawritesreviews.  


Author photos courtesy of the authors. 



Online Event
The Neapolitan Sisters: A Novel of Heritage and Home By Margo Candela Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639100842
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click Title for More Details
Published: Alcove Press - August 9th, 2022

Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling: Embracing a Full-Hearted Life By Linda González Msw Mfa Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984584366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click Title for More Details
Published: Xlibris Us - July 21st, 2020

The Peach Seed: A Novel By Anita Gail Jones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250872050
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click Title for More Details
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - August 1st, 2023