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"Memories Flow in Our Veins: Forty Years of Women's Writing from CALYX," published by student-run Ooligan Press, wins Gold Medal at Independent Publisher Awards
Author: PSU English Department
Posted: May 1, 2017

It was recently announced that Memories Flow in Our Veins: Forty Years of Women's Writing from CALYX, which was published by Ooligan Press in March 2016, won the Gold Medal in the Women's Issues category of the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Launched in 1996 and conducted each year to honor the year's best independently published books, the “IPPY” Awards recognize merit in a broad range of subjects. This year's contest drew almost exactly 5,000 entries, so Ooligan Press really smashed it!

BUST Magazine said of this collection, "This anthology strikes a strong balance between personal and political with early works from Barbara Kingsolver and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, tales about the body, and stories of the diaspora. No book could be a comprehensive universal representation of women’s voices, but this one is certainly a richly woven and deeply satisfying tapestry of women’s work.”