The Great Cosmic Mother book discussion part 2
Patricia Cuney will lead our second discussion, which will cover
section IV of The Great Cosmic Mother. This classic exploration of the
Goddess through time and throughout the world draws on religious,
cultural, and archaeological sources to recreate the Goddess religion
that is humanity's heritage.
Patricia Austin, professional psychic, will be reading Tarot Cards,
palms & sharing other divination tools for BookWoman's clientele as a
benefit for BookWoman. Recommended donation is $25 for a 15 minute
reading and $1 a minute over. Cash and checks are the preferred methods
Pat gives positive and constructive information. Call (512) 472- 2785 to get
on the list, or take your chances and just drop by, although reserving a
spot is recommended!
In a narrative replete with poison arrows,
devouring snakes, scientific miracles, and spiritual transformations,
State of Wonder presents a world of stunning surprise and danger, rich
in emotional resonance and moral complexity. Set in the Amazon
rainforest, State of Wonder is a gripping adventure story and a profound
look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and
Marcela Sulak is the author of Immigrant
(Black Lawrence Press) and the chapbook Of all the things that don't
exist, I love you best. A 2005 Ph.D. graduate of the University of
Texas, she has translated two collections of Czech folk-stories and
poetry and one collection of poetry from the Congo-Zaire. Her most
recent work won runner up in The Iowa Review nonfiction competition,
and her poetry is forth-coming in The Black Warrior Review, Fence, The
Cimarron Review, The Journal, among others. She directs th...e
Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan
University, outside of Tel Aviv, where she teaches creative writing and
Jenny Browne was a James Michener Fellow
in Poetry at UT-Austin, and is the author of two books, At Once and The
Second Reason. Her poems and essays have recently appeared in American
Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Threepenny Review, Tin House and
The New York Times. In 2011, she taught poetry in Kenya and Sierra
Leone through the University of Ziowa's International Writers Program.
the rest of the time lives in downtown San Antonio and teaches at
When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love & Revolution
A sweeping memoir, a raw and intimate chronicle of a young activist torn between conflicting personal longings and political goals. When We Were Outlaws offers a rare view of the life of a radical lesbian during the early cultural struggle for gay rights, Women’s Liberation, and the New Left of the 1970s.
Brash and ambitious, activist Jeanne Córdova is living with one woman and falling in love with another, but her passionate beliefs tell her that her fi
rst duty is “to the revolution” –to change the world and end discrimination against gays and lesbians. Trying to compartmentalize her sexual life, she becomes an investigative reporter for the famous, underground L.A. Free Press and finds herself involved with covering the Weather Underground, Angela Davis; exposing neo-Nazi bomber Captain Joe Tomassi, and befriending Emily Harris of the Symbionese Liberation Army. At the same time she is creating what will be the center of her revolutionary lesbian world: her own newsmagazine, The Lesbian Tide, destined to become the voice of the national lesbian feminist movement.
By turns provocative and daringly honest, Cordova renders emblematic scenes of the era—ranging from strike protests to utopian music festivals, to underground meetings with radical fugitives—with period detail and evocative characters. For those who came of age in the ‘70s, and for those who weren’t around but still ask ‘What was it like?’ –Outlaws takes you back to re-live it. It also offers insights about ethics, decision making and strategy, still relevant today.
With an introduction by renowned lesbian historian Lillian Faderman, When We Were Outlaws paints a vivid portrait of activism and the search for self-identity, set against the turbulent landscape of multiple struggles for social change that swept hundreds of thousands of Americans into the streets.