Professor and Director, Continuing Education, Sarah Lawrence College
As public space contracts, as public discourse narrows and public culture becomes more and more homogenized, the need for a place where the multitude of women’s voices can be heard gains in urgency. The Center for New Words promises to be just such a place. Carrying forward the rich feminist history of the New Words Bookstore and New Words Live, CNW represents a perfect response to a new and newly repressive social, political, and literary landscape. It will offer a rising generation of girls what the feminist bookstore offered their elders: a rare opportunity to join with other women, to write, speak and be heard.