Author Archives: judith

MY TRIP TO PITCH FEST

It’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 reluctance to embarrass … Continue reading

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SHE WRITES/SHE READS: WOMEN AND THE NEW WORLD OF PUBLISHING

The question of who gets to be a story teller 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” … Continue reading

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RETIREMENT AS AN OPEN DOOR

“The door is only a door. It makes no promises.” Earlier today I read about a screenwriting conference to be held mid-August in Los Angeles.  The conference will include the usual workshops, speakers, and panels along with a “pitch slam”–a … Continue reading

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PEARS IN RED WINE

In memory of my dear friend, Mary, the magical “Claire” of my memoir who died Sunday, June 15, of a brain tumor, I am re-posting this chapter from my memoir, Tasting Home. Before I entered the women’s group at Penn, … Continue reading

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SHE WRITES/SHE READS: WOMEN AND THE NEW WORLD OF PUBLISHING

With Authors Judith Newton, Jessica Levine, and Rossandra White May 17 – 7:30 PM  • The Avid Reader • 617 Second Street • Davis, CA 95616  •  (530)  758-4040  May 17th at 7:30 p.m., the Avid Reader bookstore in Davis … Continue reading

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CRUISING

“The more expensive staterooms on ship came with butlers. The very idea of a butler made us break into a sweat.” I’ve been meaning to write about cruising for a long time.  Cruises are great when previous trips have made … Continue reading

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FRENCH CONNECTION

I can’t say that  I was ever fond of France, a fact that had much to do with my inability to properly pronounce  the language– and with the scorn of Parisians, in the past,  for my less than perfect efforts.  … Continue reading

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A LITERARY FEAST

Award winning authors Judith Newton, Tasting Home, and Rebecca Coffey, Nietzsche’s Angel Food Cake, explore intersections of the literary and the gastronomical. *Thursday, April 3, 7:30.At Books Inc., 2275 Market St., San Francisco*

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TASTING HOME–FINALIST IN FOREWORD’S BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

Traverse City, MI, March 13, 2014 — Today, Foreword Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, announced the finalists for its 16th Annual Book of the Year Awards. Each year, Foreword shines a light on … Continue reading

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A VALENTINE FOR MY GAY EX-HUSBAND

” Perhaps the story of our love belongs to the 1960s, when everything seemed possible, a spirit we never lost.” I met him in graduate school during the early sixties, the kind of smart, studious young man I‘d always been … Continue reading

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