I am very happy and quite honored to be included in
WOMEN’S SPACES WOMEN’S PLACES 50 Western North Carolina Women Writers
In her 1929 lectures, Virginia Woolf, hoping to leave her audience with “a nugget of pure truth,” exhorts give a woman a room of her own and let her speak her mind. Almost seventy years later the Dixie Chicks proclaim in their mega-hit “Wide Open Spaces”: She needs wide open spaces/Room to make her big mistakes/She needs new faces/She knows the high stakes. The women in this book express those same universal needs and desires. In essay, memoir, poem, and story, they write of their own seeking and finding of space and place: the solitude of the sea, the solace of music, the sweet familiarity of lineage, family and home; the chimera and calling of landscape in Venice, Greece, and other exotica; and the simple satisfaction of snaring that oft-elusive bon mot.
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