10.11.12 International Day of the Girl
Thanks to the tireless efforts of AUDACIA participant Plan International, and its partners, the United Nations has declared October 11, 2012 to be the first-ever International Day of the Girl. ...
Elizabeth Dewberry is the author of four novels--His Lovely Wife (Harcourt), Sacrament of Lies (Putnam), Break the Heart of Me (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), and Many Things Have Happened Since he Died (Doubleday). She has written essays and articles for publications as varied as Southern Accents, Southern Living, Image, Zoetrope, Modern Fiction Studies, and The Cambridge Companion to Hemingway. She holds a Ph.D. in Twentieth-Century American Fiction from Emory University and a B.S. From Vanderbilt and has taught at Ohio State University, Florida State University, and the University of the South. Her first full-length play, Flesh and Blood, premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays and went on to publication and production in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and elsewhere in the United States. She has also written and had professional productions of several one-acts and a second full-length play, Four Joans and a Fire-Eater. She has traveled Africa extensively and feels passionate about bringing best practices in education to developing countries and using the arts to empower girls and women. She serves as an Ambassador for Same Sky, a trade-not-aid initiative that helps HIV-positive genocide survivors in Rwanda get quality medical care and earn a living wage. She lives in Atlanta.