Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Pride of June ((LGBT, LGBTQ, Feminist, Women, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance))

Broadly Speaking: Pride Month by Broad Universe Listen on Posterous

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!


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