Thursday, January 31, 2008

Speechless (without writers)

Folks supporting the writers involved in the current
Hollywood strike have created a wonderful series
of short video clips for the cause. Here's one of my favorites:

http://www.aolvideoblog.com/2008/01/30/maggie-gyllenhaal-gets-stood-up-or-does-she/


And while you're watching, check out "Helvetica," a fascinating
film about obsession, globalization, and art.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Collaboration alert!

I just discovered this website, which brings together artists
from various mediums:

artistsandwritersallianceinternationale.org/default.aspx

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Calyx Books reading in Bellingham, WA

Calyx is a wonderful feminist press run by a collective
in Corvallis, Oregon. They published both my second novel,
Switch
, and my first collection of poetry, Femme's Dictionary.

Two Calyx authors will read from the poetry collection Far Beyond Triage:

http://villagebooks.booksense.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp?s=storeevents&eventId=363453

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

88 years in the closet

Loraine Barr breaks 88 years of silence:

http://www.ocregister.com/news/barr-piercey-essay-1837112-relationship-years 

Thanks to the magic of the web, Norman Lear learned about Ms. Barr's story, and posted a comment on someone's blog referencing an episode of "All In The Family" with a similar narrative arc. He asked for help locating Barr to send her a copy of the episode. Barr found Lear's post, and passed along her email address.

Looks as if there's going to be a documentary about her story, as well.