Women Writers Breaking Rules

I’ve just gotten a handy gizmo (ION Tape Express) that converts tape cassettes to sharable electronic files. In 1981, I helped to found the National Council for Research on Women (now renamed RE:GENDER, a vital coalition of research, policy, and advocacy organizations, corporations and community organizations around the country, still going strong); I served as NCRW’s executive director from 1989-1996.

Here’s a lovely piece of NCRW history: Spend an Evening with Ursula LeGuin, Paule Marshall, and Grace Paley, a “Conversation at the Altar about Women Writers Breaking Rules,” featured in a clip that Margot Adler did for NPR that reports on NCRW’s Second Writer of Distinction Awards April 6, 1992 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in New York City. Besides segments of the conversation (which also includes a sardonic aside from Carolyn Heilbrun), you can hear Marshall discuss her publishing experiences, and Paley and LeGuin reading from recent work. Enjoy!

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Margo Adler’s NPR Story  Sound

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