Judy Grahn in The New York Times: First Writers to Use Word Processors

January 17, 2012

Judy Grahn is one of the writers discussed in a recent New York Times article about Matthew Kirschenbaum’s forthcoming literary history of word processing. Judy’s experience with her old Exxon PC was “the most moving testimonial,” for Mr. Kirschenbaum. Grahn explained to him how the computer saved her up to a year while she was writing Another Mother Tongue, a cultural history of gay life published in the early years of the AIDS epidemic. “It’s another unexpected way in which the technology turns out to have played a really important role for a particular author,” Kirshenbaum said.

Judy Grahn continues to engage with new technologies (even if she no longer uses the Exxon PC) as she works on a memoir of the Bay Area lesbian movement of the 1960′s and 1970′s, A Simple Revolution, which is also the name of a community project that honors the history and legacy of the Bay Area lesbian movement. You can participate in A Simple Revolution by reading the blog posts, joining the online dialogue, and attending the community events.

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