Posts Tagged ‘women writers’

Courageous, Intriguing: The Women Who Inspire Me

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

As promised to Suko, here is my list of role models among women writers. They have their faults, but they’re all exceptionally courageous. Some are adventurous, larger-than-life characters while others I’ve selected because of their perseverance under harsh circumstances. (more…) more»

In Response to Finding Role Models for Women Writers

Friday, June 10th, 2011

I was going to write about Eva Figes and Penelope Fitzgerald after reading Linda Ann Strang’s great piece on women writers. Two amazing writers, two truly amazing writers, two writers I would jump through hoops for. But then I had a thought. It came quickly, surrounded in a nebulous cloud of words. (more…) more»

Finding Role Models for Women Writers

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

I feel compelled to jump onto my feminist soapbox and wave my agro feather-duster whenever I think about Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf. All three of whom have been celebrated as a kind of holy trinity in works such as Bowditch’s The Ophelia Project. Not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with celebrating these writers’ lives and I’m sure Rachel Bowditch had nothing but noble intentions. (more…) more»