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The Stone Gods

For the Lincoln LGBTQ Reading Group, we selected The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson as our May title. I was unable to attend our monthly meeting to discuss the book, so I have no idea how others felt about this read. 485 more words

Sci-fi And Fantasy Books

A work of art is abundant, spills out, gets drunk, sits up with you all night and forgets to close the curtains, dries your tears, is your friend, offers you a disguise, a difference, a pose.

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The power of art is so immense that even its dilutions are homeopathic. Our mental baggage is mostly made up of things we haven’t read, haven’t heard, haven’t seen.

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In her famous exchange with Desmond MacCarthy writing in The Statesman as ‘Affable Hawk’, Woolf fought for her work and fought for her sex, when she laid claim to Sappho as a great poet and argued against a society that hoxes women.

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The writer has to choose a word, every word, that is solid enough for its meaning and powered enough for its flight. The word will have to cross time, the word will have to survive assault.

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‘If the verb is wrong the sentence is wrong.”

Jeanette Winterson

Jacqueline Woodson And Jeanette Winterson To Be Honored At LAMBDA Literary Awards

“The extraordinary work of this year’s special honorees, Jeanette Winterson and Jacqueline Woodson, has made a deep impact, not just on LGBTQ culture, but on American and British culture, inspiring readers and writers on both sides of the Atlantic,” said Tony Valenzuela, executive director. 31 more words