October, 2011

Joan Annsfire – “The View from Capp Street” (with audio)

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Joan Annsfire has lived in the Bay Area for more than thirty years and now makes her home in Berkeley. Her poetry and prose have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including the Harrington Lesbian Literary Quarterly, Sinister Wisdom, and Identity Envy. Always interested in writing but overwhelmed with the daunting necessity of earning a living, Joan didn’t begin to write seriously until after being diagnosed with cancer twenty years ago.

Patricia Jackson – “Anti-Rape Squad #38″ (with audio)

Patricia Jackson is a 70-year-old dyke eco-feminist who stood on her first picket line in 1963. She continues to protest on behalf of social justice, and won’t stop, she says, until we have a worldwide feminist revolution that includes everybody. In the meantime, Patricia serves on the board of San Francisco Gray Panthers, works with a statewide consortium of LGBTQ intergenerational projects, and is completing a memoir.

Maggie Jochild – “Chasing the Second Wave in San Fran”

As 1978 began, I was living in a lesbian-separatist land collective outside Durango, Colorado. I was 22 and voraciously reading the output of wimmin’s presses. When the two collective members I was closest to announced they wanted to leave, head for a city, I threw in my lot with them: I wanted to be where [...]

Deborah La Garbanza – “Fledgling”

Deborah La Garbanza’s work has appeared in the Harrington Lesbian Literary Review, Identity Envy—Wanting to Be Who We’re Not and Take 5: Read These Lips. Having survived the seventies, she now lives in a cottage in the Oakland foothills.

Carole J. Morton – “Transgressing the Patriarchy” (with audio)

After years of feminist and lesbian feminist activism, including leading the fight for lesbian mother custody rights, Carole Morton returned to school and became a licensed psychotherapist and nutrition consultant. Her work considers the socio-political, physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of the individual, and focuses on healing the mind and body naturally. Carole has a private therapy practice in Walnut Creek.

Ann Valliant – “‘No,’ we said to him, ‘you can’t do that,’”

Ann Valliant became in the 1970s the first woman carpenter she knew, moved to Oakland in 1978, and had a son by donor insemination with her lesbian partner in 1981. Since 1986 she has been a small business operations & finance consultant; she semi-retired in 2011 after her son began managing their business and then happily moved to a trailer in the woods on women’s land in northern California.

Chana Wilson – “By the Bay” (with audio)

Chana Wilson is a psychotherapist, author, and former radio producer. Her work is published in the journals The Sun and Sinister Wisdom, the online journal Roadwork, and in several anthologies. From 1972–82, Chana was a radio host on KPFA in Berkeley, beginning as a member of the collective Radio Free Lesbian, before becoming sole producer of “A World Wind,” a weekly program focused on the musicianship, poetry, and culture of women worldwide. Chana’s memoir, Riding Fury Home, is forthcoming from Seal Press next spring.

Special Community Reading with Judy Grahn: October 13

Join us on October 13, 2011 from 5:30pm-8:30pm! A Simple Revolution is pleased to announce the panelists for next month’s special community event, presented by Aunt Lute Books in co-sponsorship with Openhouse and the Queer Cultural Center. Bay Area authors Joan Annsfire, Patricia Jackson, Carole J. Morton, and Chana Wilson will join Judy Grahn onstage for a free evening program you won’t want to miss.

Announcing Four Bay Area Panelists for A Simple Revolution’s Special Oct. 13 Event

Join us on October 13, 2011 from 5:30pm-8:30pm!A Simple Revolution is pleased to announce the panelists for a special community event presented by Aunt Lute Books in co-sponsorship with Openhouse and the Queer Cultural Center. Bay Area authors Joan Annsfire, Patricia Jackson, Carole J. Morton, and Chana Wilson will join Judy Grahn onstage for a free evening program you won’t want to miss.

Save the Date! Special Community Event with Judy Grahn October 13

Save the Date: October 13, 2011A Simple Revolution is excited to announce the date and location for a special community event! Join us on Thursday, October 13 for a free evening program at Francis of Assisi (145 Guerrero Street, SF).
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