This week on From the Vault we spend an hour with Dr. Bonnie Morris, who has devoted the last three decades to documenting and preserving the culture of the women’s music movement. Morris, whose book Eden Built by Eves (1999) was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards, and was the first comprehensive volume on women’s music festivals and their importance in shaping late 20th century lesbian identity, currently lectures at Georgetown University and George Washington University.
In this episode, Morris reads from her newest chapbook “Sixes and Sevens,” a non-fiction narrative of growing up in the 1960’s. An insightful look back at some of the most important moments in her young life, this reading was originally presented live on Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles, during a broadcast of the radio show Travel Tips for Aztlan.
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.
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