Author: Jane Gerhard

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Love in the Bardo, chapter three

It has now been a month since Ernestine moved into Hallworth House, a small nursing home. Today she and I sit in its warm shady

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Thoughts on Setting

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for a writing class called Pencil to Paper, hosted by Krista Rolfzen Soukup at Blue Cottage Agency 

Knock Your Book Out 2022
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Knock Out Your Book is Back!

Knock Out your Book begins again next week, on Thursday February 3, to be exact. I’m really excited to begin with this second cohort of writers. If you’re sitting on the fence, or if this is the first time you’re hearing about the class, reach out!

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Judy Chicago’s first San Francisco opening

The de Young Museum in San Francisco is currently exhibiting a retrospective on feminist artist Judy Chicago (August 28- January 22, 2022). But the city has hosted her work before. In fact, in 1979, Judy Chicago first displayed her monumental piece The Dinner Party at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. I wrote about the event in my book on the piece and its feminist origins. Below I describe the excitement of that day in 1979, the enthusiasm unleashed by the work itself, and its spontaneous capacity to do the work of feminist consciousness-raising. Enjoy!

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Why the past doesn’t stay in the past

My memoir and my novel explore attachment bonds and injuries from the inside out. Here is a short piece on Selfies and the search for meaning in one’s own face.

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Mother love and mother loss

July 4th always brings with it memories of my mother, Ernestine, whose birthday fell on the holiday. This is an excerpt from The Book of Mom, my exploration about the deep interconnections between mother-love and mother-loss.

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Brief History of Gay Pride Marches

In America, the first gay or “homophile” organizations began in the the early 1950s, the most famous being the Mattachine Society in Los Angeles and

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