Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Welcome to the June episode of Broadly Speaking, a podcast about the adventures of women writing science fiction, fantasy, horror - and everything in between.
The Broad Pod is sponsored by Broad Universe, an international, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, honoring, and celebrating women writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. To find out more about our organization, including new fiction released by women, more podcasts, and information about writing and publishing for women, visit our website at www.broaduniverse.org
Trisha J. Wooldridge hosts this month's episode of Broadly Speaking. In the United States, June is celebrated as Pride Month, a time to show support of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer members of our society. Broad Universe is happy to wave our rainbow flag for members who identify, write, and publish in the GLBTQ communities. Our earlier June podcast, the Broad Pod, was dedicated to fiction featuring GLBTQ characters, and now, Broadly Speaking is happy to interview five of our members on GLBTQ fiction, publishing, and activism.
Catherine Lundoff and JoSelle Vanderhooft recently edited a Hellebore & Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic. Both have written and edited numerous excellent stories and collections. Elissa Malcohn, member of the Broad Universe motherboard, is author of the Deviations series as well as a prolific poet and activist. Cecilia Tan is owner and founder of Circlet Press and author of the popular online serial - now available in paperback - The Prince's Boy. Racheline Maltese focuses a lot on non-fiction and academic prose related to queer topics and activism.
Join us for a spell or two while we wax with Pride on multiple topics related to writing, reading, and publishing!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
June 2011 Pride Month ((LGBT, LGBTQ, queer, feminist, fiction, science fiction, fantasy, broad universe))
Welcome to the 2011 June episode of the Broad Pod! Trisha Wooldridge from A Novel Friend Writing and Editing hosts this month's collection of short readings celebrating Pride for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer topics.
The Broad Pod is sponsored by Broad Universe, an international, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, honoring, and celebrating women writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find out more about our organization, including new fiction released by women, more podcasts, and information about writing and publishing for women, visit our website at www.broaduniverse.org
June is national LGBTQ month, and our podcast today celebrates stories from across the rainbow spectrum. Kelly A. Harmon shares a tale of two women who hunt wyverns, inspire skylights, and refuse to submit to men's assumptions. Jennifer Pelland shows the heartache of a woman forced to confront an android copy of her beloved wife. Connie Wilkins rewrites a bit of World War 2 with a female demolitions expert's first encounter with magic-weaving woman in Breton. Roberta Gregory reads an excerpt where her female protagonist realizes she shouldn't make assumptions about anyone's sexuality - including her own. Jessica Freely closes this collection with a touching test of trust in a society suffering from transgendered class warfare.
Broad Universe is proud to support our members who are part of and who write in the LGBTQ community, and these beautiful stories should give you a few good reasons why. Enjoy!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
|My brother standing on one of the streets hit hard by the tornado.|
|Mangled street signs.|
|A New View: Now we can see the Wilbraham hills where we once only saw trees and houses.|
|Looking down my street.|
|This is my back yard after three days of cleaning. In front, the dog's area is destroyed. Behind, neighbor's trees are still toppled. Fortunately, Mom's house only had a few thousand $ worth of damage as opposed to having to be demolished.|
|My brother, Travis (in yellow), Scott (in a navy Worldcon shirt, Travis' friend and Travis' friend's Dad help take apart the uprooted tree that filled the backyard. Buried 3 feet in the ground is a limb from this tree.|
|Mom's little shrine, and the tiny plants around it: Untouched by the storm.|
|The Prancing for Pink Team: Beverly Darling on Elmo, Me on Calico, Kim Fontaine on Mac, and Amanda on Sugar.|
|Kim took a pic of me and Amanda starting the ride :)|
|'Cos who doesn't love Pink Ribbon Bums?|
|Remembering who I'm riding for. Love you, Mom!|
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Mothers Day falls in the month of May. In honor of this, our May edition of Broadly Speaking focuses on Mary Shelley and her first novel, Frankenstein.
Hostess Tracy S. Morris (http://tracysmorris.com) speaks with Trisha Woolridge (http://www.anovelfriend.com/) and Melanie Fletcher (http://www.melaniefletcher.com/) about Shelley’s influences, the history of Frankenstein and current interpretations of the work.
First up, Tracy talks to Trisha about Shelley’s influences, including her scientific readings, her grounding in feminism, and the year there was no summer.
Then Tracy interviews Melanie about one of her works in progress, a retelling of Frankenstein from the point of view of Frankenstein’s wife. They also talk about Shelley’s portrayal of the women in Frankenstein and Shelley’s own conflicting views of childbirth and motherhood.
Broadly Speaking is brought to you by Broad Universe, an international organization dedicated to promoting, celebrating, and honoring women in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and everything in between. Find out more about Broad Universe at www.broaduniverse.org Broad Universe is a registered 501c3 organization. If you'd like to support our mission to promote, celebrate, and honor women, your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
We hope you enjoy this electrifying episode.