Sinister Wisdom Issue 98: Landykes of the South Release Party

Published nailah.summers - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:59pm

Sinister Wisdom 98: Landykes of the South is the second special issue of Sinister Wisdom featuring memoirs, interviews, essays, and artifacts from the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project, a project of Womonwrites, the Southeast Lesbian Writers’ Conference (womonwrites.wordpress.com). For some early women’s liberationists in the first consciousness-raising groups, forming a women’s land group was an outcome of the process, putting theory into action. Some Lesbians came out in the counterculture’s back-to-the-land movement, some waking up to feminism after moving to the country with a mixed group or male partner. Our collection of Landyke stories begins in 1969 when Corky Culver’s consciousness-raising group in Florida, possibly the first Lesbian land group in the country, began to look for land. We chose to end the storytelling at the end of the twentieth century in 1998 with Maat Dompim, but the Landyke movement continues in some form to this day.

Sinister Wisdom is a multicultural lesbian literary & art journal that publishes four issues each year. Publishing since 1976, Sinister Wisdom works to create a multicultural, multi-class lesbian space. Sinister Wisdom seeks to open, consider and advance the exploration of lesbian community issues. Sinister Wisdom recognizes the power of language to reflect our diverse experiences and to enhance our ability to develop critical judgment as lesbians evaluating our community and our world. Currently, Julie R. Enszer is the editor of Sinister Wisdom. Local and regional contributors will read from their selections and discuss the themes in the issue.

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When:
Fri, 09/11/2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated