I got back a few days ago from GCLS in New Orleans and wrote all about it over at Women & Words. One of the most memorable moments for me was when Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina and other works, said during her keynote speech: My daddy was a son of a … Continue reading What I Learned This Summer
Lord have mercy, it’s already March. I just don’t know where February went. I've heard so many people have said the same thing. I think part of the problem is the weather. We’ve all been so slogged down with just getting through the horribleness and just getting through each day that we didn’t notice the … Continue reading Only 5 months Until Con
At GCLS, I sat on a panel called “Eat Your Heart Out,” which was about writing about food in fiction. The panel included Karin Kallmaker, Georgia Beers, and Mary Griggs, and was moderated by Lynn Ames. Lynn asked for suggestions on how ot make the panel interesting and fun for the audience. I suggested that … Continue reading Eat Your Heart Out Panel: My Recipe
I’m back from Portland, Oregon, where I attended the Golden Crown Literary Society’s (GCLS) annual conference. While most people have blogged, or will be blogging, about their experiences there (including me at Women & Words), I’d like to explore something else. Where I work, there is a large Hispanic community and many of the women … Continue reading What Do Dresses & Fajitas Have in Common?
As this blog goes live, I'm in Portland, Oregan, at the Golden Crown Literary Society's annual conference. It's their 10th anniversary and they have gone through some growing pains. But I think they've come a long way and this should turn out to be a good gathering. I'm going to be pretty busy with events I'm … Continue reading Checking in From GCLS
This is my last blog before leaving for GCLS in Portland, Oregon. For those of you who are unfamiliar with GCLS, it’s the Golden Crown Literary Society. It’s an organization that promotes lesbian literature. Every year, they hold a conference, where authors and readers can gather, meet, discuss, and learn. There are discussion panels, writers’ … Continue reading Westward Bound!
Hi, everyone. So now that I have this gorgeous new blog site, I suppose I’ll have to start blogging. What better time to start than following my return from GCLS? When I’m preparing to attend a conference or other event where I will be gathering with others in a particular field or industry, I always … Continue reading Personal Notes From GCLS 2013