Grace Paley (December 11, 1922 - August 22, 2007), feminist writer, reads poetry at the San Francisco Women's Building on June 22, 1980 in a benefit for the War Resisters League. In Part 1, Paley reads the poems Two villages, Connections: Vermont Vietnam, and That country, and a short story, The story hearer. Also performing that night was Judy Grahn (see AZ0456). Part 2 of the recording also contains Grace Paley reading at U.C. Extension, Berkeley on June 19, 1980. Paley reads the stories The used-boy raisers and Enormous changes at the last minute. Part 3 of the recording is a question and answer period from when Paley was at U.C. Berkeley (audience questions not miked). Contains sensitive language.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.