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.

1 comment:

jenna said...

The annual "Women Writers in LA" panel was wonderful. It was a treat and I feel lucky to have been in attendance. Gale Greene and Dorothy Randall Grey gave informative and stirring stories. Corina Gamma's documentary, Ties on a Fence, was one of the better documentaries I have seen. The interwoven images of Skid Row with the poetry and testimony of the women living there is a subtle yet powerful illustration of the living conditions these women inhabit. I am full of gratitude that the Huntington Women's Studies Program provided a forum to present the stories and film work of these accomplished women as well as a discussion on their timely and relevant subjects.
Jenna Rodman
(UCLA Women's Studies student)