Scriptorium Poetry and Words (aka Scriptorium Saturday) promotes self-confidence in children, teenagers and adults through the use of poetry and the creative arts as tools for strengthening spoken communication, improving written communication, cultivating literacy, inspiring productive creativity, assisting in personal therapy, and developing self-awareness.
You’re invited to an evening with writer Bridget Mabunga as she takes the stage to read from her book Obedience for the first time!
Obedience, set in the Philippines during the Vietnam War, tells the story of two young people who make the decision to follow the desires of their parents over following the call of their dreams.
Along with reading from Obedience Bridget will share parts of her current manuscript which examines the friendships amongst four women of different backgrounds during the jazz age in San Francisco’s Fillmore District.
Discussion with the Writer
Bridget will also talk about the importance of writing in her life, her personal writing journey, following your passion, and answer your questions about being a writer, her work, and her experiences with publishing so far.
About Bridget Mabunga
With her love of reading as her inspiration, Bridget studied English at Chico State where she received her Bachelor’s degree, and later continued pursuit of her passion at Sacramento State where she received her Master of Arts in Creative Writing. While at Sacramento State, she won a Bazzanella Literary Award for Graduate Creative Nonfiction.
Bridget’s work has appeared in Under the Gum Tree, Kartika Review, 2012-2013 Kartika Review Anthology, and online at MotherShould? She’s also been a featured reader at TrueStory in Sacramento.
Bridget has worked as an Assistant Editor for Narrative Magazine, and currently enjoys working as a Writing Specialist at UC Davis where she assists students from varying backgrounds in “putting their power on the page everyday.”
We hope you join us for this event.
This reading is open to the community. | Refreshments will be provided.