Good News and New Classes with Elana Dykewomon, Sinister Wisdom Editor Emerita!

Dear Friends –

Some good news, and two classes:

Beyond the Pale is now an audio book, available from at:

"I feel honored to have read Beyond the Pale. It was rich, engrossing, painful, powerful, and gorgeous.
This book is an out-and-out tour de force. There's no way that I can recommend it highly enough."
– Jennifer Hartling, at The Relentless Reader, 9/19/13

I hope you will enjoy my narration – it was an intense and educational week in the studio! If you enjoy Beyond the Pale (or Risk!), please consider leaving a review on the Audible site, at Goodreads, or any place you regularly get books on the internet.

Both Beyond the Pale and Risk are available as e-books. You can get them from all the usual e-book purveyors, or directly from their publishers:

Beyond the Pale:

Please pass on to anyone you know who may be interested:

I will begin facilitating the
Writing for Wellness Workshop
at the Women's Cancer Resource Center
5741 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

1 to 3 PM on various Saturdays:

October 26
November 30
December 21

We will focus on using all of our senses for healing, community-building and creativity. We’ll go deep and wide, explore and share, in safe space. For women with cancer and other chronic/acute illnesses. All experience levels welcome!

If the first three months go well, we'll do them regularly on the third Saturdays as much as possible.

These are free workshops, but registration is required at:


A great place to jump start a project or get crucial peer response
supportive • intensive • stimulating

Weekend Writing Workshop for Lesbians
with a focus on writing from life experience
(memoir and fiction)

Saturday and Sunday, January 11 &12
10:30 am – 5 pm both days
at a wheelchair accessible private home

All levels welcome!
$150-250 sliding scale
Enrollment limited to 7.
Enrollment ends December 30th!

We will do writing exercises together focusing on
giving you access to your raw material
and expanding your technical skills,
as well as workshop your pre-submitted pieces.

Participants must be willing and able to e-mail all other participants
a short (3-10 page, double-spaced) selection that you want to be discussed
(along with anything you want others to focus on in your work).
Work must be shared no later than January 3rd
so everyone can be prepared for discussion.

Snacks, teas and beverages will be provided.

e-mail for registration and more information

"Empowerment comes from ideas."

Gloria Anzaldúa

"Your silence will not protect you."

Audre Lorde

"Live your lives, honorably and with dignity."

Andrea Dworkin