Literary Dialogs with Nina Serrano featuring Judy Wells

Dear Phebe, The Dickinson Sisters Go West

Estuary Press is proud to present episode number six of Literary Dialogs with Nina Serrano. In this episode Nina interviews Judy Wells about her new book, Dear Phebe, The Dickinson Sisters Go West, published by Sugartown Publishing. Judy Wells reads from her new exciting poetic work including the poem that is the preface to the book that chronicles the incident that dramatically links Judy Wells to her ancestors. This includes her distant cousin Emily Dickinson! If you like laughter, don’t miss this episode where laughter mixes with the painful historic memory that lingers through the generations.

“Neither traditional autobiography or strict genealogy, “Dear Phebe” features the author’s uncanny discovery of her relationship to the great American poet Emily Dickinson by tracing the journeys of her great-grandmother from Massachusetts to California in the 1900s. Told with humor and seriousness, this is a classic American story of finding one’s roots and discovering resonance with one’s ancestors.” From

About Nina Serrano: Nina is a well-known, international prize-winning inspirational author and poet. With a focus on Latino history and culture, she is also a playwright, filmmaker, KPFA talk show host, a former Alameda County Arts Commissioner, and a co-founder of the San Francisco Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Oakland Magazine’s “best local poet” in 2010, she is a former director of the San Francisco Poetry in the Schools program and the Bay Area’s Storytellers in the Schools program. A Latina activist for social justice, women’s rights, and the arts, Nina Serrano at 84 remains vitally engaged in inspiring change and exploring her abundant creativity. For more information go to ninaserrano.comor contact her publisher at For more detailed information about Nina see About Nina on her website.

About Estuary Press: Estuary Press is the publisher of Nicaragua Way. It is also the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive, a repository of photography and video documentaries of various social change and political movements during the 1960s and 1970s. Contact Paul Richards (510) 967 5577, or visit for more details.

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