Thursday, April 2, 2009

Huntington Women's Studies Seminars--now on Facebook!

If you like to organize your schedule or share announcements with friends using Facebook, now you can include the Huntington Women's Studies Seminars in that habit. Join our Facebook group, and automatically get announcements and reminders about our seminars; you can also see who else is planning to attend and refer friends to the event announcements.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

May 2: Our annual "Women Writers in LA" panel!

Here are the confirmed speakers our annual "Women Writers in Los Angeles" panel, planned for May 2, 10am-12noon. This has become an annual favorite of the seminars' audience, always worth attending.

Gayle Greene is a professor of literature and women's studies at Scripps College, who has published numerous articles in both scholarly and popular intellectual venues. Her non-fiction works include The Woman Who Knew Too Much: Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation (2001) and the recent Insomniac (2009), which mixes memoir with scientific reportage and addresses the scientific neglect of a disorder that affects millions.

Dorothy Randall Gray
is Los Angeles-based poet, author of the best-selling book Soul Between The Lines: Freeing Your Creative Spirit Through Writing. Dorothy has been a commentator for National Public Radio, literary consultant to the United Nations Committee on Women, and delegate to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing which commissioned her to create a poem for their opening ceremony, as well as a featured reader and workshop facilitator at many universities, cultural institutions and venues. She is the founder and executive director of the Heartland Institute for Transformation.

Corina Gamma holds an MFA from Claremont Graduate University and teaches fine art photography at Long Beach City College. Her work has been featured in several solo exhibitions as well as numerous group exhibitions. She directed the 2005 documentary, Ties on a Fence: Women in Downtown Los Angeles Speak Out, a beautiful film about homeless women in downtown L.A., narrated in their own voices.

There will be a screening of Ties on a Fence following the presentations, during lunch.