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By the Time I Got to Wombstock

This week’s post is by guest blogger Bonnie Morris. She’s the author of several books including the groundbreaking Eden Built by Eves, a women’s studies professor at George Washington, and an in-demand speaker at conferences.   This is an excerpt … Continue reading

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The 40th Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival: Save the Last Dance for Me, part two

I’m not a fan of festival food but I do enjoy granola and yogurt for breakfast. My sweetie brought back enough on Tuesday for the whole week so we could have a leisurely breakfast at our camp each morning. Friday … Continue reading

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The 40th Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival: Save the Last Dance for Me, part one

There were dances, sure, but I never went to one. Back at my first festival, at the tender age of 22, I’m sure I danced non-stop. I’m 57 now. So many changes for me and the festival. It felt like … Continue reading

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The Michigan women’s festival is ending, now what?

There’s lots of “now what?” Like many of you, I’m sad about this cultural institution ending, but there’s still women’s community out there. Here’s a list. Study it. There will be a quiz later. (If you want to know more … Continue reading

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What I did on my summer vacation: Michigan 2014

I used to camp. Now? Not so much, unless it’s the Michigan Women’s Music Festival. (I know, they spell it “womyn” but my internal English teacher won’t let me do that.) I returned just a few days ago and let … Continue reading

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Twelve reasons to attend a women’s music festival

Because it’s fun A few thousand women in the woods, a convention center or hotel? Where do I sign up? 2. You’re supporting women musicians Don’t let Sony tell you who you should like. I’ve discovered some of my fav indie … Continue reading

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The women’s music book, so far

I’m writing a book about the early days of women’s music, especially the performers of the 70’s and 80’s. The rest of the industry will be represented, too.  I started this enormous endeavor in 2011, not long after Therese Edell … Continue reading

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Deliriously happy women, great ice cream and more cowbell – Michigan 2012, part two

I was excited about Friday night’s show. Not only did it look like the rain was letting up, but C.C. Carter was on first, sharing the stage with Sistas in the Pit. I’ve seen and loved poet C.C.’s work for … Continue reading

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Deliriously happy women, great coffee and fire in the rain – Michigan Festival 2012, part one

My partner and I left Ottawa in the wee hours, excited about attending this women’s music festival. I’ve been going since 1979 although not every year. Living in Arizona had its drawbacks. I was closer after moving to North Carolina … Continue reading

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Thirteen myths about women’s music festivals busted

As I get ready to attend the National Women’s Music Festival I thought about all the things folks have told me about them over the years, from the outrageous (“They shoot men, don’t they?”) to the benign (“They still have … Continue reading

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