"I was asked to write 700 words on what women of a certain age are doing now. Here are my 700.
RETIREMENT AS AN OPEN DOOR "The door makes no promises. It is only a door." Adrienne Rich. http://tasting-home.com/
"A quick read of the New York Book Festival winners shows three Bay Area She Writes Authors with Honorable Mentions: Betsy Graziano Fassbinder for Fire & Water Linda Joy Meyers for Don't Call Me Mother, and myself for Tasting Home.…"
"Dear All, I would so appreciate it if you circulated this to your networks in NorCal. It would be lovely to see some of you local folks there too! We're serving wine and cheese!
She Writes, She Reads: Women and the New World of Publishing
Retired professor of women and gender studies. Author and editor of books on nineteenth-century women writers, women in history, feminist criticism, and men's movements. My memoir, TASTING HOME: COMING OF AGE IN THE KITCHEN, is forthcoming with She Writes Press in February 2013. I blog about the emotional meanings of food, travel, and gardens at iPinion.us and at http://thejoysofcooking-alovestory.com.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Author of Women, Power and Subversion: Social Strategies in British Fiction; Starting Over: Feminism and the Politics of Cultural Critique; From Panthers to Promise Keepers: Rethinking the Men's Movement; co-editor of Sex and Class in Women's History and Feminist Criticism and Social Change; contributor to Boys Don't Cry; Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory; Wann Ist Der Mann Ein Mann?; Feminisms; Feminist Issues in Literary Scholarship; Generations; The New Historicisms; Confessions of the Critics; Rewriting the Victorians; From Sociology to Cultural Studies, Alien Zone, Il neohistoriscimo. Four of my books are being reprinted this fall by Routledge and the University of Michigan Press.
Judith, Good to hear from you. My plans for coming to Oakland are still developing but it's looking now like I'll be coming Nov. 6 or 7th, leaving the 11th. I've hoping to do a Performing the Book event while I'm there and a couple of bookstore gigs. It would be fun to join up with you and have my improv friends perform some snipets of your book as well. Let me know if this is something that you'd be up for and of course, if you'll be in town on those dates.
Hi Judith. I saw you got my book in one of your comments. Did you read it? Did you also review it on amazon and or goodreads? Wow. I am sorry if I missed all that goodness. :)
I was suggested to speak to women studies in university - I don't know many in academia, do you have any idea how one might reach out to women studies and how it works with their speaker circuits / programs ? thanks much. See you soon!!!
Thanks for asking Judith. I am teaching Transformative Blogging for women, blogging when I can at Feral Mom, Feral Writer, and in love with making photo-poem micro movies. I've started a series of blogs in support of women bloggers on my main site. I've also just commited myself to taking this year to work on a book based on the blogging courses. A rich and happy writing life, as it sounds like yours continues to be...I am so glad to have made the connection with you. To gritty, pithy writing and all that it offers!
Loved your Valentine post at Huffington Post...so beautifully honest and moving. Wish I'd had chance to work with you at UCD, graduated back in 1991. I worked at WRAC as it was called back then as an intern and minored in Women's Studies so long ago. Off to check out your blog. Thanks again...and I think that love story belongs as much today as in the 60s.
Thanks so much for responding Judith. I've been keeping an eye on SheWrites even though I haven't been active, too much going on in my life, and have noticed how well you're doing, Huff Post etc, and how well you're integrated into the doing around here. If the small press that has my book right now doesn't take me on, I will be joining your ranks.
Hi Judith. Thanks for the invitation to be friends and my apologies for not responding sooner. There aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I want. Hope this season, and your project, are both moving along at a happy clip for you
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