Alison Bechdel

Writer, artist, illustrator and creator of “Dykes to Watch Out For” internationally syndicated comic strip; Lambda Literary Award

The Center for New Words is an ingenious and enterprising plan to adapt to the radical changes in the book business of the last decade. As our world becomes increasingly corporatized, public space and independent venues for the exchange of ideas are dwindling. It’s crucial to find ways to keep our cultural life vibrant and viable in the face of this shift. With their usual passionate commitment, the women of New Words have come up with a project that will do just that.