Poetry Sunday: “It Was So Warm Inside”

March 1, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Before, there were harts in diptychs, and odes written on Grecian urns. That was all before Lucie Brock-Broido danced a magic figure across the Winter Sonnet.

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Diary of an Oscars Weekend, Part 3

February 25, 2015 by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger


Playwright/producer/screenwriter Elizabeth Hemmerdinger offers an inside look at what it was like out there in Hollywood during Oscars weekend. Here’s Part 3 of our series—working the parties on Oscars Day.

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Oscars 2015: Did Hollywood Show Its True Colors, at Last?

February 24, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

It was an unusual year for the Academy Awards, honoring a very eclectic (if uniformly Caucasian) collection of films. The acceptance speeches were eclectic too.

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Diary of an Oscars Weekend, Part II

February 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger


By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

An insider’s look at a playwright/producer/screenwriter’s working weekend in Hollywood. Many parties are involved.

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Oscar Central: Women’s Voices’ Live Blog of the 2015 Academy Awards

February 22, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Join us right here during the Oscars anytime you feel the urge to opine.

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The Nominated Movies—Deserving and Not—Through Our Writers’ Eyes

February 22, 2015 by Patricia Allen

Writers for womensvoicesforchange.org offer their own opinions about who should win or not before the spectacle begins. Have a great night and join us as we gape and gossip, compare notes and opinions on our site during our sixth year at the Oscars together.

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Diary of a Documentary Filmmaker During Oscars Weekend

February 22, 2015 by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger


By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

What’s it like out there in Hollywood during Oscars weekend? Playwright/producer/screenwriter Elizabeth Hemmerdinger lets us know.

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Poetry Sunday: Modified Rapture

February 22, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


“Sonnet IV,” by Edna St. Vincent Millay, takes a rather jaundiced view of passion.

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Live-Blogging the Oscars! Join Us!

February 20, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


It’s time for THE red carpet of the award season, competing predictions, and some good laughter. We’ve made a tradition, at WVFC, of live-blogging the awards ceremonies as they happen, to cheer on our favorites and dish about the absurdities.

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Jenny Burton: “Singing is the Best of Who I Am”

February 17, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

Jenny Burton’s new album includes soaring inspirational anthems that seamlessly blend the spiritual with R&B, Motown, and musical theater. “I want to stand up with all my life experiences and put it into songs and put it on that stage,” she says. “I want to let it go out and help heal, give clarity and joy.”

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Poetry Sunday: Presidents’ Day Weekend

February 15, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

Walt Whitman, 1887

What is most striking about our featuring two male poets two weeks in a row is that we are presenting them because of their understanding and celebration of women.

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How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse or Repel an Irate Library Patron

February 15, 2015 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

In the wake of a major disaster or calamity, promises “The Survival Handbook,” you’ll . . . know how to make a radio antenna with a Slinky, revive a dead car battery with aspirin, and start a fire with potato chips.

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Poetry Sunday: A Great Woman Poet Picks a Great Love Poem

February 8, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


While it is rare for us to spotlight poems by men, it is appropriate for us to note that a great contemporary woman poet cites “When You Are Old” as a notable love poem.

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New & Notable: On Courage

February 5, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


We’re always on the lookout for books that strike a chord with our readers. This week, as part of our coverage during Black History Month, we focus on two new books on African-Americans’ fight for freedom and civil rights.

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Poetry Sunday: The Pigment of Time

February 1, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


“Monarch,” a poem by Amanda Turner: Hunger motivates desire that is serious, yet sometimes playful; terrifying, but not perilous. We bounce and roam, finding sanctuary between the “true breadth of tiny” and a “kingdom of wheels.”

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