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Stephanie Land



Nicol Biesek

Karen Zittleman & David Sadker

Stephanie Land's work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vox, Salon and many other outlets. She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through the Center for Community Change, and through the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Her memoir, "MAID: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive." She lives in Missoula, Montana, with her two daughters.

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Stephanie Land
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive - A journalist describes the years she worked in low-paying domestic work under wealthy employers, contrasting the privileges of the upper-middle class to the realities of the overworked laborers supporting them.

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction

Author: Stephanie Land
Diamonds Forged, Then Polished by Life
Stephanie Land was a single mom forced to work as a domestic to survive. Kelly Beard was raised by Christian fundamentalists and remembers the poverty, violence, neglect and shame. Today, the authors of "Maid" and "An Imperfect Rapture" reflect on their own life journeys and how their writing helped them find light at the end of the tunnel.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kelly Beard, Stephanie Land
Moderator: Mary Holden
Painful to Write, Powerful to Read
Stephanie Land, Wayetu Moore and Jose Vargas have authored tales based on true-life events, tales that move us. Meet these three authors and gleen insights into their powerful stories and the energies it took to share them with the world.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Stephanie Land, Wayetu Moore, Jose Vargas
Moderator: Thomas Cobb
Keeping It Real
Coping with life when there is no choice.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Roberta Gately, Courtenay Hameister, Stephanie Land
Moderator: Patty Machelor

Book:
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and A Mother's Will to Survive
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Hachette
January 2019
ISBN 9780316505116
288 pages
$27.00, INSTORE
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Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. More/less

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Tucson Medical Center

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William & Mary Ross Foundation

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