Monday, December 17, 2012

Stephanie Powell Watts on Women in the Arts at the U

Stephanie Powell Watts
On the radio show last week, we were very fortunate to host fiction writer Stephanie Powell Watts, whose collection of short stories, We are Taking Only What We Need, was selected by the New Yorker as one of the Best Books of 2012, was a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/Pen Award, and is the 2012 recipient of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Ever humble and insightful, Stephanie stopped by the studio to chat with us about her creative process. Check out the interview HERE.

We're just about to send the Winter 2013 issue to print. With this new volume, we will be expanding our reach by distributing the journal in 50+ stores nationwide! Stay tuned for more information and an official list of stores.

Happy Holidays!

Lindsay Shadwell
Managing Editor
WomenArts Quarterly Journal

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gail Soliwoda Cassilly on Women in the Arts at the U

Last Thursday, 11/29, we hosted the accomplished sculptor and writer, Gail Soliwoda Cassilly, on Women in the Arts at the U. Gail, who is co-founder of the world-famous City Museum, recently published her fascinating memoir, Saltwater, documenting everything from the ten years she spent working in Africa as a nun, to her struggles with alcoholism and marriage to eccentric artistic genius, the late Bob Cassilly. Gail is a wonderful writer who describes her life and times with vivid imagery and emotional honesty, so I highly recommend getting a copy of her book. Listen to the interview HERE.

I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving! We've been hard at work on WAQ's first issue of volume 3, which will be coming to a bookstore near you in January. Stay tuned!

Lindsay Shadwell
Managing Editor
Women Arts Quarterly Journal