Thursday, September 15, 2011

Local writers in anthology

Yellow Springs authors and Antioch Writers Workshop alumnae Tami Absi and Cyndi Pauwels are featured in a newly released women’s anthology from Sugati Publications. The Moment I Knew: Reflections from Women on Life’s Defining Moments is in the second Reflection from Women series. Editor Terri Spahr Nelson selected thirty essays and poems from women in six countries for this inspiring collection. Copies will be available at in a few weeks, at independent bookstores, and online now at

Sugati Publications says, “There are some moments in our lives that are so significant they become etched in our memories and they leave behind indelible imprints. These moments often change us in ways we never expected. We asked women around the world: Tell us about the moment you knew. The top thirty most intriguing, captivating and touching responses are featured in this women’s anthology.”

Absi’s “Last Call for Musicians” is only the latest of several essays published in the past year. Pauwels has been publishing short fiction for nearly twenty years; “Powerful Eyes of Love” is her first anthologized essay. You can read their stories and twenty-eight other works in this diverse collection.

The publisher is donating a significant portion of the profits from the sale of this book to three charities that assist women: Women's Microfinance Initiative, the Nurse-Family Partnership Program, and Women Writing for (a) Change. For more information on The Moment I Knew, visit

1 comment:

Terri Spahr Nelson, Editor said...

Tami and Cyndi's essays are both so poignant and heartfelt. As Editor of "The Moment I Knew" I am thrilled to have both of them in our book which includes authors from 6 countries.

If you know Tami and Cyndi, you will definitely want to read their stories. If you don't know them, you might just find yourself identifying with their essays--they so very real and so compelling. Thanks for sharing this good news about your community members.