30 June 2008

Goddard's Rebecca Brown joins Woman-Stirred

Rebecca BrownRebecca Brown, author, Goddard MFA faculty

Since beginning her career as a professional writer in the mid '80s, Rebecca has published 10 books of prose, with the 11th, The Last Time I Saw You, to be published this November by San Francisco's City Lights. The Gifts of the Body is her most famous work — it has been translated into seven languages and won several awards. Her most recent book, Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary, which describes the passing of her mother, was published in the U.S. by the University of Wisconsin Press and in the UK by Granta. In 2001, Chicago's About Face Theater turned her early book The Terrible Girls into a play, and Seattle's New City Theater is about to premiere her original two-act play, The Toaster. Rebecca is a faculty member at Goddard College in Vermont.

From http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=23582

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.

Want to join the conversation? Call the air studio at 802 454-7762

 

26 June 2008

Jan Steckel Wins 2008 Gertrude Press Fiction Chapbook Competition


We couldn’t be more pleased or excited!

Our very own Jan Steckel won the 2008 Gertrude Press Fiction Chapbook Competition. Gertrude Press is a nonprofit organization showcasing and developing the creative talents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer-identified, and allied individuals. In addition to their annual fiction and poetry chapbook competition, they publish the journal, Gertrude.

Jan won the prize with her fantastic story, “Mixing Tracks.” The story had previously been published in Suspect Thoughts.

Jan’s winning chapbook will be available from Gertrude Press this fall on their website, www.gertrudepress.org. We’re all looking forward to adding Jan’s second book (her first chapbook of poetry was The Underwater Hospital) to our bookshelves.

Congratulations, Jan!


25 June 2008

Goddard's Own, Jan Clausen is Woman-Stirred


Jan Clausen, founding editor, Conditions (1976); author of If You Like Difficulty;

Jan Clausen was born in North Bend, Oregon, in 1950. Clausen attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, majoring in philosophy and dropping out after her junior year. She wrote poetry and began to publish in little magazines. In 1973, she moved to New York City, and soon came out into a vibrant lesbian feminist community, finding an audience for her writing via its poetry readings and growing small press movement. She cooperatively published her first book, the poetry collection after touch, in 1975.

In 1976, together with Elly Bulkin, Irena Klepfisz, and Rima Shore, she founded Conditions, “a magazine of women’s writing with an emphasis on writing by lesbians,” which she co-edited until 1980.

In the 1980’s, she published a story collection and two novels with the Crossing Press (U.S.) and The Women’s Press Ltd. (U.K.). Her memoir Apples and Oranges: My Journey through Sexual Identity was issued by Houghton Mifflin in 1999. Two new poetry collections, From a Glass House (IKON) and If You Like Difficulty (Harbor Mountain Press) appeared in 2007. Since 1989, Clausen has taught creative writing at Eugene Lang College, Manhattan, where she is active in her faculty labor union, ACT-UAW. She also teaches in the Goddard College MFA Writing Program. From http://www.ablation.org/

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.

Want to join the conversation? Call the air studio at 802 454-7762



17 June 2008

Jackie Woods comes to Woman-Stirred

Jackie Woods @ 4pm

Jackie Woods is an expert in the field of self-actualization with more than 25 years’ teaching experience. Jackie’s teachings transcend traditional self-help, which more often focuses on “fixing” symptoms and simply “coping” with dysfunction. Jackie, instead, focuses on Empowering Your Heart for Extraordinary Living, identifying and facilitating true healing and accelerated personal growth. Jackie built a highly successful practice as a Life Teacher that lasted for over 20 years in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1998, Jackie moved to Columbus, North Carolina where she founded Adawehi (Ah-dah-way-hee) Institute Healing School and Wellness Center. At Adawehi, she works with students and healers who are dedicated to making a difference in this world. She is the author of Soulmate or Cell Mate, which is devoted to the subject of relationships.
From http://www.jackiewoods.org/jackie/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.


Want to join the conversation? Call the air studio at 802 454-7762.


11 June 2008

Weird Little Girl comes to Woman-Stirred

AntaraPlease join Woman-Stirred Radio for a live, in-studio interview with Antara, a Burlington-based independent singer-songstress. Antara will bring her guitar along to the radio station and will play new songs, some not so new songs, and well, whatever, actually!

Whether busy conjuring variations of rhythm folk poetry in song lyrics or exploring the percussive-like dynamics of her trademark guitar riffs, independent folk songstress Antara continues to establish herself as a 'new' folk artist that is expanding the forefront of women’s music and the independent folk movement. Antara has been performing, professionally, for a dozen years in more than five hundred venues throughout New England, The Midwest, The South, and Canada.

Antara's unique fusion of rhythmic folk music and interactive coffee house performance capitalizes on a consistent sharing of the sociological perspective that shapes her life, love and work. Perhaps the artist clarifies herself and her work best when she says, "Songs just come to me…all the time… and I never really thought I’d be a singer/songwriter. But, it’s the most rewarding experience in the world to hear audience members singing your lyrics back to you. It makes me want to cry…it’s so moving…like an out of body experience for me as a woman, a musician and especially, as a human being."

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.

4 June 2008

JD Glass is Woman Stirred

JD GlassJD Glass, novelist and musician

JD started writing as a child. Her first story was a kindergarten writing assignment called "A Mouse in the House." It was a combination of truth and fiction, and her mother was not pleased that she shared it with the class!

She started writing stories and reading them to a trapped audience, her younger siblings. She joined the Society for Creative Anachronism as a teenager and became the Household bard, which required the creation of epic ballads, usually based on historical romances, to be performed at Household events. This, of course, was in addition to the typical angst-ridden poetry that seems to be required at a certain age.
From http://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/Reviews/BSBNews-Glass.htm

More about JD Glass can be found on her website.

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.