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Sally Bellerose

This Thursday, January 5th, at 4:15 (eastern), I am delighted to welcome author Sally Bellerose, whose new novel, The Girls Club, has garnered great reviews—and deservedly so. 

Joan Nestle, author and co-founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, (now permanently located in Brooklyn, New York), says Sally Bellerose “is one of our finest writers” and “gives us this best yet portrait of a working class lesbian coming out in the early 70s.” 

The Girls Club is well-paced, the dialogue authentic and witty. The novel is engaging, realistic, fun, and wrenching, as the narrative opens numerous windows into the mind and character of the book’s main protagonist, Cora Rose, as she copes with her Catholic upbringing, two wild older sisters, a wacky but lovable extended family, and the eventual surety of her identity as a lesbian. 

As for so many women who came out in the early days of the Gay Rights Movement (and even more so pre-Stonewall), Cora Rose’s journey of discovery takes many turns and twists, replete with an obsessive fascination (with women), marriage, children, and the dykes downstairs. 

So please join us this Thursday, January 5th at 4:15 for a lively and interesting conversation with Sally Bellerose.

And at 5:00, special guest Denise Evans Durkin joins us to talk about the creative process, the poet’s life, and her new manuscript.

Want to join in the conversation? Call the air studio at 802.454.7762

Woman-Stirred Radio is underwritten by Sinister Wisdom, celebrating 35 years of  lesbian-feminist arts and letters. Woman-Stirred Radio broadcasts live on WGDR 91.1 fm and WGDH 91.7 fm, Goddard College‘s community radio station located in Plainfield, Vermont.

Posted 04/01/2012 by Merry Gangemi in Uncategorized

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