It was a joy to have internationally known writer and feminist, Isabel Allende, join us for a conversation as part of our Wise Talk Lecture Series in collaboration with the California Institute of Integral Studies.
This celebrated Chilean -American author transforms facts into magical stories and turns reality into endless possibilities. Her talent for creating a story is the conversation this evening, focusing on the theme of women determining their own way. From supporting her commitment for social justice, to empowering women and saving girls from exploitation and abuse, she explores with us the ever- changing role of women in today’s challenging world.
She regaled the overflowing audience of hundreds of her fans with her comments and observations, stories about her life, politics, sex and cooking and graciously answered questions from the audience and signed endless autographs.
” My most significant achievements are not my books, but the love I share with a few people, especially my family, and the ways in which I have tried to help others” -Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende is a woman with a warrior heart, a passionate soul and a wild sense of humor. She is a consummate storyteller and the author of 20 books, with over 57 million copies sold, from the first House of the Spirits, Island Beneath the Sea to, most recently, Maya’s Notebook. She has received 12 honorary doctorates and fifty awards, and her books have been adapted for a variety of movies, plays, ballets and operas.
Paula, a poignant and touching memoir, chronicles the life and death of her daughter. In 1992, following Paula’s death, she established a foundation in her honor, dedicated to the empowerment and protection of women and girls worldwide.