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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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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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