Jacki Lyden in Conversation with Reema Zaman

NPR host Jacki Lyden, author of the acclaimed memoir Daughter of the Queen of Sheba, brings her award-winning interviewing skills to the 2019 Bookfest, in conversation with writer Reema Zaman.


Reema-Zaman-woodstock-bookfest-2019Reema Zaman is an award-winning writer, speaker, actress, and author of the critically acclaimed memoir I Am Yours. I Am Yours has been adopted into the curriculum of several high schools through an Innovation Grant from the Oregon Board of Education. Reema’s work has appeared in Vogue, Ms., The Guardian, Salon, Guernica, Longreads, Shape, and elsewhere. She was the 2018 Oregon Literary Arts’ Writer of Color Fellow and is currently partnering with the International Rescue Committee and Girls Inc. to serve crucial causes and empower the next generation of leaders. Born in Bangladesh and raised in Thailand, she currently lives in Oregon. As the only Reema Zaman in the world, she is easy to find on social media. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter and learn more at reemazaman.com.


jacki-lyden-woodstock-bookfest-2019As an award-winning journalist for NPR, many instantly recognize Jacki Lyden’s voice, as she was a host and correspondent for over thirty years. She is passionate about the intersection between mental health and caregiving, a subject that affects almost one-fourth of Americans over 45.

In 1997, Jacki published Daughter of the Queen of Sheba, a critically-acclaimed memoir which chronicles her life growing up in the presence of her mother’s profound mental illness. She has given a myriad of talks on mental illness and still actively partakes in her mother’s care. Jacki is at work on a new follow-up memoir of caregiving, Sheba, Dark and Lovely.

Join us as these two writers share their stories in a lively Woodstock chat.


Get a Full Festival pass and you’ll get to take in the Story Slam on Thursday night. Then sail into the weekend: attending all the wonderful panels, breakfast, both Little Bites and Big Libations Cocktail Parties, and both evening events. And share the bounty from our always-stuffed goody bag.

Or treat yourself to The Whole Shebang for $450. Here’s what you’ll get:

All of the above PLUS the One Day Intensive of your choice.

Kleinert/James Center
34 Tinker Street
Woodstock
Saturday March 30, 2019
8PM