23 June 2007

Janell Moon

Woman-Stirred Radio is thrilled to have Janell Moon join us on Thursday, June 28th, at 5:00pm (EDT) 2pm (PDT). Janell Moon is an interactive counselor who uses the Enneagram, a personality system, when appropriate in counseling.

Moon is the author of Stirring the Waters: Writing to Find the Spirit (Charles E. Tuttle) and The Wise Earth Speaks to Your Spirit (Red Wheel/Weiser). Both award-winning books are available in books stores and online. The Prayer Box: Create, Write, and Live Your Prayers, published by Red Wheel/Weiser, and How to Pray Without Being Religious, published by ThorsonsElement/Harper Collins, are two new books written by Moon and available at your local bookstores or on the internet. She is currently working on a book on midlife and aging.

She is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist who graduated from Ohio University (Athens), and obtained her hypnotherapy training at the Humanistic School of Hypnotherapy in Berkeley, California.

Janell Moon has taught counseling and writing classes at City College of San Francisco, the College of Marin, and The Learning Annex. Besides these community classes, she offers private workshops: Stirring the Waters: Writing to Find Your Spirit, Poetry as Prayer, Life as Story, The Spirit in Nature Writing, and
Prayer Without Being Religious.

Woman-Stirred Radio is a writer's collective and cultural blog dedicated to bringing the amazing talent and creative spirit of Queer Culture to the world at-large, and to preserving this culture for future generations. So please join Merry Gangemi, Julie R. Enszer, Nicki Hastie, and Jan Steckel this Thursday, June 28th at 5pm (EDT) or 2pm (PDT), for what is certain to be an interesting and informative interview with Janell Moon.

Woman-Stirred Radio airs every Thursday afternoon from 4 to 6pm (EDT) on WGDR 91.1fm (Goddard College). Stream us online at WGDR.org

13 June 2007

The End of Lodestar Quarterly

Oh, Lodestar, we loved you and miss you! Thank you for all of the great work.

Friends and past contributors of Lodestar Quarterly,

It's certainly been awhile. I never intended to go so long without an issue or announcement. Unfortunately, this will be the last, which announces the end of Lodestar Quarterly. It comes with some trepidation, knowing that some other online journals have come to the same decision, and realizing that many people enjoyed and admired our journal.

I thank you for reading Lodestar. I know that my other editors share the same sentiment. Over the last five years, we have been lucky to have brilliant works pass through our hands. To those we have published, I wish you the best of luck in continuing your careers. To those who have read Lodestar, I hope that you continue seeking new works to read and the best of what's offered. Writing should not merely be entertainment, it is a source of inspiration, a means to greater knowledge, of challenging accepted theories, and making connection with the deep soul that runs through us all. In a word, writing is sharing, and I hope that you've enjoyed what we shared with you.

Patrick Ryan

6 June 2007

The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho

As Julie R. Enszer writes in her review of The Islands Project, Eloise Klein Healy’s fifth book of poetry, The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho (Arktoi Press), is the sort of book that lesbians pass to one another saying, urgently, 'Here, you must read this.' The poems of The Islands Project are important for the stories that they tell and for the history that they explore."

And so Woman-Stirred Radio, is thrilled to host Eloise Klein Healy Thursday June 7th.

Eloise Klein Healy's work speaks volumes for the intensity and lucid images of one of Queer culture's most beloved source of inspiration and imagination. The interstices of lesbian present and imagined lesbian past fold into each other:

It's a complicated embodiment
I'm after. Meaning. Snapshots from my life
need to be arranged on pages
and linked in a timeline
like papyrus chips
put back in order.

Eloise Klein Healy was the founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. She is the author of five books of poetry and three spoken word recordings. Her most recent collection, Passing (Red Hen Press), was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry and a finalist for the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Lesbian Poetry Prize. Artemis In Echo Park (Firebrand Books) was also a finalist for the Lambda Book Award. Women’s Studies Chronicles, a chapbook from The Inevitable Press, appeared in 1998. Ordinary Wisdom, from Paradise Press, was reprinted by Red Hen Press in 2005. Healy was awarded the Horace Mann Award by Antioch University Los Angeles for her contributions to the arts and simultaneously was named Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing.

Ms. Healy’s work has been widely anthologized in collections such as Another City: Writing From Los Angeles; California Poetry: From The Gold Rush To The Present; Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals; Grand Passion: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond; The Geography Of Home: California’s Poetry of Place; and The World In Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave. She has been awarded artist’s residencies at The MacDowell Colony and Dorland Mountain Colony and was Guest Writer at Ohio University in 2004. Healy was also the recipient of a COLA Fellowship from the Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles and a California Arts Council Grant.

So please join Merry Gangemi and Eloise Klein-Healy for a conversation about her new book The Islands Project with . Tune in to WGDR 91.1fm or stream online at www.wgdr.org.

Woman-Stirred Radio is a collective of writers whose work and lives thrive on the creative space of writing.