University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Nancy Werking Poling

Nancy Werking Poling’s motivation to write arises from a concern for women’s struggles and triumphs. Their experiences have inspired her published works:

"Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage"(1945-1987),a true story about an independent white woman, a talented black man and the times in which these two remarkable people lived;

"Had Eve Come First and Jonah Been a Woman,"a collection of short stories in which Nancy imagines biblical heroes, such as Noah and Moses, as women;

"Out of the Pumpkin Shell,"a novel about women’s friendship and family secrets;

and a book she edited, "Victim to Survivor: women recovering from clergy sexual abuse."

Her short stories have appeared in literary journals. She and her husband live in the mountains of western North Carolina.

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Scheduled events:
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction

Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987)
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Screech Owl Press/CreateSpace
February 2017
ISBN 9780998565101
196 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest portrayal of the love and hurt that any two people, not just a bi-racial couple, may encounter in an intimate relationship. More/less

Had Eve Come First and Jonah Been a Woman
Religion / Spirituality
Wipf & Stock
January 2010
ISBN 9781608997398
Paperback, 128 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Synopsis: In Hebrew scripture men always get the exciting roles: leader, prophet, war hero. More/less

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Tucson Medical Center

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Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
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