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Friday, November 13, 2009


DID YOU KNOW THAT there are ZERO women (and almost total absence of people of color) on Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2009 list??

Mad Yet? Take part in the first-ever She Writes Day of Action!
On November 13, 2009 please do three simple, but enormously powerful, things:

1) Post a blog on She Writes ( to the exclusion of women on PW's list. Make your own list, as many of you have done already, or take this opportunity to reflect more broadly the ramifications of its women-cook-the-food-but-only-men-get-Michelin-stars message, and share your thoughts with us all. (More ideas on this to come.)

2) Buy a book written by a woman in 2009. Take a photo of yourself holding it. Post its cover on your page. Tell us what book you bought, and why.

3) Invite five women writers you know to read your words and join us on She Writes.

Once you have posted your blog, send the link to SHE WRITES will send these links to their entire community (5000+) on Saturday and will send out a press release then too. If you are a well-known writer, you know how greatly we need your response, your leadership, and your help in spreading the word. If you aren't, we greatly need your response and your leadership too. Use this platform as a platform of your own.


1 comment:

Kamy said...

This rocks! My friend Erin Cramer was one of the original guerilla girls, btw. You should say "hi" to her on She Writes. Thank you for standing up and taking part: ACTION is the answer!