I’m Mentioned in Sojourners

11 Jun

Oh my gosh!  I forgot to mention back in April that I was mentioned in Sojourners!!  Such an honor.

My Burnside Writers Collective colleague Larry Shallenberger, whom I attended the Festival of Faith and Writing with, wrote the article “On the Need to Start an Ole Boys’ Club For Writers” about strong women literary voices, and there was my name alongside Kim Gottschild, Rachel Held-Evans, Sarah Thebarge, Karen Spears Zacharias, Jo Hilder, and Susan Isaacs.  I’m so fortunate to be part of a collective that has strong literary voices — both male and female — and that is an incredible support network.

In the article, Larry mentions my work in writing about Jack Kerouac.  It’s so interesting that he specifically mentioned this, as opposed to my visual arts writing for Burnside, because the Beat Generation has often been criticized for not being more open to women’s voices.  Furthermore, so many women have told me they don’t enjoy reading Kerouac because of his hyper-masculinity.

Larry blogs about things like, oh, “God Talk and the Stenciling on an Atomic Bomb” and “The Personality Bending Power of Story.”


5 Responses to “I’m Mentioned in Sojourners”

  1. Michael D. Bobo June 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    You deserve to be there. Good for Larry. Keep up the strong Greek female voice. Lovin’ it.

  2. Onleilove June 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Hi Stephanie: Congrats for being in Sojourners. I write for Sojourners Magazine and blog also live in NYC. I also follow Burnside Writers collective, take care.

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos June 28, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      Thank you! If you send me a link, I’d love to check out your work for Sojourners Magazine. Maybe we can grab coffee sometime!

      • Onleilove June 28, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

        Hi, here is the link to my Sojourners articles: http://sojo.net/biography/onleilove-alston. Also if you read my blog you will find text for two cover stories I wrote for Sojourners. Yes, let’s get together soon.

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