Judith Newton
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"Nice to meet you, Judith. Did you know the name "Judith" means beloved?"
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Judith Newton commented on the group 'Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!'
"My favorite Valentine post "There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time."  Jane Austen A Valentine for My Gay Ex-Husband at http://bit.ly/1KTGo7a Based on the memoir and screenplay Tasting Home."
Feb 13
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A VALENTINE FOR MY GAY EX-HUSBAND

"There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time."  Jane AustenI met him in graduate school during the early sixties, the kind of smart, studious young man I‘d always been drawn to but never managed to date.  He said “oops” a lot and was so funny that being in his company felt like having childhood for the first time. He knew music, wrote poetry in a serious way, and was, in my eyes, the smartest person in our circle. We only saw each other in a group or in a threesome, but we…See More
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Judith Newton commented on the group 'Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!'
"I pitch my screenplay in Hollywood--and am not the oldest person there. My Trip to Pitchfest.  http://tasting-home.com/?p=876#more-876 It’s walking through one door that enables you to try the next. "
Dec 2, 2014
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My Trip to Pitch Fest

Posted on November 25, 2014 by judithIt’s walking through one door that enables you to try the next.While writing a blog about “retirement as an open door,” I decided this August to attend a Screenwriters Conference in Los Angeles and, despite my…See More
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"My Trip to Pitchfest. http://tasting-home.com/?p=876#more-876 It’s walking through one door that enables you to try the next"
Dec 2, 2014
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Oct 23, 2014
Barbara Stark-Nemon commented on the blog post 'She Writes/She Reads: Women and the New World of Publishing'
"This is an eye-opening and important piece. Thank you, Judith."
Oct 16, 2014
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Diane L. Fowlkes left a comment for Judith Newton
"Judith, this will be fun, too, to hear how your mystery is progressing. How far along are you? I think I am getting rather close to finishing my mss, though I realize I'm probably talking months, not days. Do you know of the mystery writer…"
Oct 5, 2014
Judith Newton commented on the blog post 'She Writes/She Reads: Women and the New World of Publishing'
"Ah, Diane, my perfect reader!  Yes, I do think it's fun. Poisoned cornbread is the weapon (pigs, corn, sexism, greed, and a university tainted by corporate values.)"
Oct 5, 2014
Diane L. Fowlkes commented on the blog post 'She Writes/She Reads: Women and the New World of Publishing'
"Having retired from the university, women's studies and political science, I shall want to read your mystery, see how you set it up. Though it sounds like it has serious purpose, OINK! sounds like fun, too! "
Oct 5, 2014

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Who I am:
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.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
iPinion.us
http://thejoysofcooking-alovestory.com/
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Blog Posts, Lit Crit, Theory
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
I used to review academic books, especially on men and masculinity.
Services I offer to other writers:
None currently; I was on the editorial board of Feminist Studies for ten years.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Yes I am part of a writer's group.
I found out about She Writes from:
I don't remember.

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At 2:23pm on February 14, 2015, Judith Marshall said…

Nice to meet you, Judith. Did you know the name "Judith" means beloved?

At 2:41pm on October 5, 2014, Diane L. Fowlkes said…

Judith, this will be fun, too, to hear how your mystery is progressing. How far along are you? I think I am getting rather close to finishing my mss, though I realize I'm probably talking months, not days. Do you know of the mystery writer Charlotte McLeod, who also set her mysteries at a state land grant U (I think it was that big)?

At 6:18am on September 20, 2013, Sheila K. Collins said…

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.

Sheila

At 7:12pm on May 20, 2013, Lone Morch said…

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!!!

At 6:14pm on May 1, 2013, Tania Pryputniewicz said…

Judith, wish I still lived close enough to come to the Bay Area event--enjoy! Should be a great evening.

 

At 3:07pm on April 16, 2013, Lone Morch said…

Hi Judith, good to be here, now. Has been so so so busy but have a little air now. Tell me what's up with the event in Berkeley ... did you create a FB event I could post around?

At 11:33am on February 18, 2013, Tania Pryputniewicz said…

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!

At 10:10am on February 18, 2013, Tania Pryputniewicz said…
Judith,

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.
At 7:03pm on February 14, 2013, Rossandra White said…

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.

At 11:10am on December 12, 2012, Tracey Barnes Priestley said…

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 

Judith Newton's Blog

A VALENTINE FOR MY GAY EX-HUSBAND

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:04pm 0 Comments

"There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time."  Jane Austen

I met him in graduate school during the early sixties, the kind of smart, studious young man I‘d always been drawn to but never managed to date.  He said “oops” a lot and was so funny that being in his company felt like having childhood for the first time. He knew music, wrote poetry in a serious way, and was, in my eyes, the smartest person in our circle. We only saw each other in a group or in a…

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My Trip to Pitch Fest

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 4:14pm 0 Comments

It’s walking through one door that enables you to try the next.…

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She Writes/She Reads: Women and the New World of Publishing

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 11:00am 14 Comments

The question of who gets to be a storyteller and of whose stories are read and acknowledged is crucial—not just for women, but for men and for the way civil society as a whole is constructed.

The “She Writes” in my title alludes to two things—my publisher, She Writes Press, and…

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[SWP: Behind the Book] Three Things I Would Have Done Differently In Hiring A Publicist.

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 2:00pm 55 Comments

Prior to publishing my food memoir, Tasting Home, with She Writes Press (in March of 2013), I had published…

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