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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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COYOTE CAFE: FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. Dorothy Day Mark Miller’s Coyote Café  was first published in January of 1989, the year I became director of a women’s studies program. And, in ways … Continue reading

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