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“Inspiring” Commencement Address

Posted on June 9th, by anna in frontpage, news. Comments Off on “Inspiring” Commencement Address
Commencement photo - Mass Live

Commencement photo – Mass Live

Anna Bozena Bowen, award winning author,  delivered an inspiring commencement address to the 2015 graduates of Holyoke Catholic High School.

“Author Anna Bowen, addressed the graduates as this year’s Alumna of Distinction. Bowen, a 1971 …



Announced as Commencement Speaker ’15

Posted on May 23rd, by anna in news. Comments Off on Announced as Commencement Speaker ’15

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Holyoke Catholic High School Distinguished Alumni 2015 is Anna Bowen ’71.

Holyoke Catholic High School Commencement Speaker

HCH commencement speaker

HCH commencement speaker


HCC Alumni award highlights Bowen and HATTIE

Posted on May 2nd, by anna in news. Comments Off on HCC Alumni award highlights Bowen and HATTIE
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HCC Distinguished Alumni Award @014

On May 1st the 2014 Holyoke Community College Distinguished Alumni award dinner was held in the beautiful setting of the Log Cabin in Holyoke MA.  Heartfelt and revealing stories were told about the two …



A charming MA bookstore for a HATTIE reading

Posted on April 6th, by anna in news. Comments Off on A charming MA bookstore for a HATTIE reading
White Square Books

White Square Books

http://youtu.be/Mz1C93QPfcI to experience a bit of this reading. What more can an author want than to be surrounded by books, eclectic artwork, an engaged audience and tasty refreshments for a book reading and signing. Thank you Eileen …



Bowen and Grenier honored by HCC with 2014 distinguished alumni awards

Posted on April 1st, by anna in frontpage, news. Comments Off on Bowen and Grenier honored by HCC with 2014 distinguished alumni awards

anna republican articleOn May 1st 2014 Anna Bowen and Patricia Grenier will be acknowledged for their accomplishments with the HCC Distinguished Alumni Award. This event is open to the public and is also a scholarship fundraiser. http://www.masslive.com /living/index.ssf/ 2014/04 /financial_planner…



“HATTIE belongs in Women Studies,” Granby Library Book Club.

Posted on March 15th, by anna in frontpage, news. Comments Off on “HATTIE belongs in Women Studies,” Granby Library Book Club.

Granby Library March 13thAs the author of HATTIE, I was invited to join the Granby Library Book Club on Thursday March 13th. I spent an engaging and enlightening evening with this group of women who expressed how deeply moved they were …



A soulful reading by Bowen from her novel HATTIE at Amherst Woman’s Club

Posted on February 10th, by anna in frontpage, news. Comments Off on A soulful reading by Bowen from her novel HATTIE at Amherst Woman’s Club

IMG_2011HATTIE, the literary novel by Anna Bowen continues to gain attention. A large gathering at The Amherst Woman’s Club in Amherst MA http://amherstwc.org/1.html welcomed the author and her novel HATTIE with enthusiasm. Bowen’s presentation and soulful reading of HATTIE was …



HATTIE has found her way to the Pacific Northwest

Posted on November 3rd, by anna in news. Comments Off on HATTIE has found her way to the Pacific Northwest

IMG_1646I recently enjoyed a visit to The New Renaissance Bookshop in Portland OR. HATTIE is now being carried at this lovely shop . This store has wonderful energy and amazing products. It is a must visit when in Portland. HATTIE …



IWWG Conference 2013 @ Drew University NJ

Posted on August 12th, by anna in news. Comments Off on IWWG Conference 2013 @ Drew University NJ

AnnaDrewOpenReading2Anna Bowen reads from HATTIE at the IWWG conference.…



IWWG Conference 2013 @ Drew University NJ

Posted on August 12th, by anna in news. Comments Off on IWWG Conference 2013 @ Drew University NJ

AnnaDrewOpenReading2Anna Bowen reads from HATTIE at the IWWG conference.…


Writer Christoph Fischer from England interviews Anna Bowen about HATTIE and her process of writing this award winning novel.

Posted on July 17th, by anna in news. Comments Off on Writer Christoph Fischer from England interviews Anna Bowen about HATTIE and her process of writing this award winning novel.

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How did you come to writing in the first place?

In my mid-twenties, during a time of change and emotional struggles, I began writing poetry. The writing was a wonderful way to express myself and to deal with stressors. Words …



“South Hadley writer Anna Bozena Bowen creates spiritual life for her character Hattie”

Posted on June 12th, by anna in news. Comments Off on “South Hadley writer Anna Bozena Bowen creates spiritual life for her character Hattie”

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“…the book is helping readers ‘remember their own stories’ and she hopes Hattie’s story will ‘inspire, to validate those who have been silenced,’ referring to women who have been abused or traumatized. She said she is surprised that men are …



Honored with awards in New York City

Posted on May 29th, by anna in news. Comments Off on Honored with awards in New York City

May 29th, 2013. We are in New York City for the Book Expo, and tonight we traveled through midtown Manhattan to accept awards for HATTIE.  Our first stop was the Harvard Club for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards celebration …



HATTIE is featured on the cover of Publishers Weekly

Posted on April 1st, by anna in news. Comments Off on HATTIE is featured on the cover of Publishers Weekly

pw2HATTIE was one of the independently published titles chosen for the cover of PW – March 25th issue. This is a wonderful recognition for being an indie author and for the process of independent publishing.…



HATTIE is featured on the cover of Publishers Weekly

Posted on April 1st, by anna in news. Comments Off on HATTIE is featured on the cover of Publishers Weekly

pw2HATTIE was one of the independently published titles chosen for the cover of PW – March 25th issue. This is a wonderful recognition for being an indie author and for the process of independent publishing.…



Hattie and Anna Bowen featured in Hampshire Gazette and Amherst Bulletin

Posted on January 31st, by anna in news. Comments Off on Hattie and Anna Bowen featured in Hampshire Gazette and Amherst Bulletin

Anna Bozena Bowen Author of Hattie the novel“ ’Hattie’ is a poignant, episodic story of one woman’s experience with grief and loss and her search for meaning. It’s also the culmination of a process Bowen, who lives in South Hadley, began more than 20 years ago, when …



“Connecting Point” features Anna Bowen, author of HATTIE the Novel

Posted on November 30th, by anna in news. Comments Off on “Connecting Point” features Anna Bowen, author of HATTIE the Novel

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Anna Bozena Bowen, author of HATTIE the novel, was recently featured on WGBY’s Connecting Point where she discussed her book and the publishing process she went through with Small Batch Books.



HATTIE is featured on Angie’s Diary

Posted on November 29th, by anna in news. Comments Off on HATTIE is featured on Angie’s Diary

Angie’s Diary, an online writing magazine, has featured Hattie as their Book Of The Week – November 26, 2012. Click on the link below to read an excerpt, author bio, and reviews.

 

http://angiesdiary.com/bookoftheweek-web/021-botwnovember262012.html



A review of HATTIE appears in Seattlepi

Posted on November 29th, by anna in news. Comments Off on A review of HATTIE appears in Seattlepi

A review of HATTIE by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson of blogcritics.org appears in Seattlepi a major west coast newspaper.

“If you are looking for a book that will make you think, cry, and feel completely, and incredibly alive, you owe it to …



HATTIE the novel Launch Party at Odyssey Books

Posted on November 27th, by anna in news. Comments Off on HATTIE the novel Launch Party at Odyssey Books

I have always loved books, and when in my thirties I discovered my love for writing. I began to write poetry, and in time HATTIE the novel emerged. One of the places I found inspiration and encouragement was amidst the …