“Foremothers” Anthology Receives Award

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Foremothers Receives Award from Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

We are delighted to announce this recent news about the recently released anthology, Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries, edited by Miriam Dexter and Vicki Noble. The book has been selected as a co-winner to receive the Susan Koppleman Award for the Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Book in Feminist Studies in Popular and American Culture. This prestigious award from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association will be formally presented at the organization’s annual conference in Seattle in March.

The award is also being presented to Cari M. Carpenter and Carolyn Sorisio (editors) for The Newspaper Warrior: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Campaign for American Indian Rights, 1864-1891.

 Congratulations, Miriam and Vicki!

We in ASWM are particularly proud of this anthology because it was born in part as a result of ASWM’s award programs. In 2012 our Sarasvati Award for Best Nonfiction Book went to Cambria Press for Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia, edited by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Victor H. Mair. Miriam says that her editor was inspired by that award to suggest that she follow it with another publication, and that support led to the creation of Foremothers.

 A stellar plenary panel with ten of the authors of the Foremothers anthology will be featured at our 2016 ASWM conference. Speakers bringing their wisdom to share include Max Dashu, Starr Goode, Mama Donna Henes, Donna Read, Genevieve Vaughan, Cristina Biaggi, Miranda Shaw, Elinor Gadon, and Susun Weed.  Miriam and Vcki will moderate this historic session.

Women and men seeking to restore balance to society can learn much from these remarkable stories of personal transformation of consciousness and culture.

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