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03:55 pm: Whoo hoo!
I just got a letter that the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund "has enthusiastically decided to award you a grant of $1,500 for your novel, Spider in a Tree."

Yay! Support for work on the novel means a little more time to write it. And it means that the new work held up. There were 89 applications, and seven projects got grants.

There's no website for the fund, so anyone is interested in applying needs to write them with a self addressed, stamped envelope and request the guidelines. There are deadlines twice a year. Here's the address:

Susan Pliner, Executive Director
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
PO Box 630125
Bronx, NY 10463

I never met Barbara Deming, but, once, when I was at the Seneca Women's Peace Encampment protesting the deployment of mx missiles in the summer of 1983, I think, I was sitting at the front of the land near the house while someone who I thought at the time was her sitting on the ground in the shade, talking to some reporters. Whoever it was had a beautiful, serious, gentle presence. ETA I just looked at her picture, again. I remember what she looked like. It was her.

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From:felicks
Date:May 17th, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
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That's wonderful! I'm glad to hear that you're getting some very practical and well deserved support for this book!
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 17th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
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The practical part -- it's so good!
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From:arielblue
Date:May 17th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
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Big congratulations! I like "enthusiastically." :)
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 17th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
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Me, too. "Enthusiasm" was something that people who participated in the Great Awakening (the religious revival which the novel is, in part, about) kept getting accused of enthusiasm, a charge they were very eager to avoid and refute.
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From:arielblue
Date:May 17th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
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Huh! I'd ask you to elaborate, but methinks I'll find out when I read the book. :)
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From:lovelikeyeast
Date:May 17th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
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So fantastic! Here is hoping even more support comes your way.
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 17th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, hon. The fact that you were recently in NYC and I was not is a source of poignancy amidst the joy. I got the mailing for Nolose today in the same mail. Sadly, I can't go -- I'll be just one day back from three weeks in San Francisco. But it looks great.
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From:gordonzola
Date:May 17th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
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yay!
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 17th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Wheee!
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From:stillwell
Date:May 17th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
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Wow! I dance for you *
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 17th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
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I love that dance!
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From:wild_irises
Date:May 17th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
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Yay!!!!!!!
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 17th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
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Whoop! Whoop!
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From:oursin
Date:May 17th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
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Go you! That's great news.
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 17th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. And what a great joy icon.
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From:zoe_1418
Date:May 17th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Wonderful!
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 17th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
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Thank you.
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From:crazycrone
Date:May 17th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)

Eeeee!

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Terrific! Well done.
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 17th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)

Re: Eeeee!

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Eeee!
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From:francita
Date:May 17th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
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Tremendous! And so well-deserved. Congratulations!
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 17th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
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Yay! Thanks!
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From:daisydumont
Date:May 17th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
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that's great! good on ya. :)
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 17th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
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Thanks so much.
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From:ericaceous
Date:May 17th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
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woohoo! congratuations!
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 17th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
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Nothing says "keep going" like material support!
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From:beccawrites
Date:May 17th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
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congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 17th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
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yay!!!!!!!!!! That is such an utterly beautiful bounty of exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!
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From:bounce_n_jiggle
Date:May 17th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
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yippee!
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 17th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
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Yipping right back! Howling a little. Yipping some more!
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From:mermeydele
Date:May 18th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
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thats fantastic! congratulations! i look forward to reading your new novel in the future. :)
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 18th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
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Fingers crossed it gets written and out there into the world.
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From:jasonelvis
Date:May 18th, 2006 01:02 pm (UTC)
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"Spider in a Tree" sounds like a great title to me. Well done for the cash!
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From:susanstinson
Date:May 18th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
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Thank you kindly.
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