7 May 2008

Amy Hoffman and Anais Mitchell visit Woman Stirred Radio

Amy Hoffman, editor-in-chief of The Woman's Review of Book,
is the author of An Army of Ex-lovers.

She is a writer and community activist, she has been an editor at Gay Co
mmunity News (GCN), South End Press, and the Unitarian Universalist World magazine. She has served on the boards of GCN, Sojourner, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), and the Boston Lesbian and Gay History Project and as a judge of the Lambda Literary Awards. Hoffman’s memoir, Hospital Time, about taking care of friends with AIDS, was published by Duke University Press in 1997. It was short-listed for the American Library Association Gay Book Award and the New York Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award, and was a New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age selection. Her memoir An Army of Ex-Lovers, about Boston's Gay Community News and the lesbian and gay movement of the late 1970s, was published by the University of Massachusetts Press. Hoffman lives in Boston with her spouse, Roberta Stone.

Anais Mitchell
local singer and songwriter

Born on a Vermont sheep farm, the 25-year-old singer/songwriter, Ana├»s (ah-NAY-iss) Mitchell has been around the world. It’s no surprise that Mitchell’s Righteous Babe debut, The Brightness, is infused with the restless, worldly perspective of a real troubadour. Mitchell gives us a glimpse into the raw talent and infectious energy of today’s underground folkies, not to mention a handful of the places she’s been. Fromhttp://www.righteousbabe.com/artists/anaismitchell/thebrightness/index.asp

Woman-Stirred Radio is a queer cultural journal that celebrates and preserves the lives and work of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered artists, musicians, writers, academics and policy makers.

We broadcast live on WGDR every Thursday afternoon from 4pm to 6pm (Eastern), with interviews and music; plus weekly commentaries from British writer Nicki Hastie and guest commentary from Julie R. Enszer. Our intern is Mikhael Yowe, an IBA student at Goddard College.