11 Jan If I Don’t Make It, I Love You: Aftermath of School Shootings
Join the co-editors of If I Don’t Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings, a collection of primary narratives written by survivors of school shootings, in conversation with three of the book’s contributors.
Amye Archer’s memoir, Fat Girl Skinny, was runner-up in the Red Hen Press Nonfiction Awards. She is the co-editor of If I Don’t Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings (Skyhorse, 2019). Her writing has appeared in Longreads, Marie Claire, Scary Mommy, and Brevity, among others. Amye holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. Find her at @amyearcher on Twitter.
Loren Kleinman, co-editor of If I Don’t Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings, is the author of more than six books, including The Dark Cave Between My Ribs. Her nonfiction has appeared in Ms., Scary Mommy, Marie Claire, The Cut (New York Magazine), The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, and more. Her short film, Suffering Is the Easy Part, directed and produced by Jaime Ekkens, is distributed by Seed & Spark and Docademia. She is the co-founder of National Translation Month (NTM).
Cindy Clement Carlson has lived in Sandy Hook for 20 years. Her three children went to SHS, including one who was present on the day of the shooting in December 2012. At that time Cindy was an educational assistant in the SHS Library Media Center.
Jesse Dorris survived the shooting at Simon’s Rock College. A freelance journalist in New York City, he’s written about politics and culture for the New Yorker, Time, Slate, T-The New York Times Style Magazine, Pitchfork, and many other publications.
As a survivor of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook School, Mary Ann Jacob works as a Fellow for Everytown for Gun Safety, advocating for more effective gun violence prevention. She talks often about her experience as a survivor and how women often bear the majority of the burden when gun violence strikes their families and communities.
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