Well known to many Minnesotans, Margaret Randall is a poet, writer, photographer, and social activist. For many years she lived in Mexico, where she co-founded and co-edited El Corno Emplumado / The Plumed Horn, a bilingual literary journal, and in Cuba and Nicaragua, where she raised four children, wrote, conducted and published extensive interviews with Cuban and Nicaraguan women, worked in writing workshops, and edited collections of Cuban and Nicaraguan poetry.
Upon her return to the U.S. in 1984, the government ordered her deported because of opinions expressed in some of her books. After an almost 5-year battle, her citizenship was reinstated.
Her more than 80 published books include: Cuban Women Now; Sandino’s Daughters; Sandino’s Daughters Revisited; Christians in the Nicaraguan Revolution; Risking a Somersault in the Air;and her latest, As If The Empty Chair/Como Si La Silla Vacilla: poems for the disappeared. Admission is by donation. WAMM’s Annual business meeting will follow. Coffee and snacks provided.