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Lesléa Newman

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Writing the Rainbow with Lesléa Newman & Rob Sanders

Into The Words

Authors Lesléa Newman and Rob Sanders talk about their Writing the Rainbow LGBTQ+ themed workshop and their big upcoming projects.


24 Dec 2019

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Episode 21: Healing the World Through Words w/ Lesléa Newman

Write to Survive Podcast

Dan and Brigid hold it down this week as they interview acclaimed poet and children's book author Lesléa Newman. They discuss her education with the Beats, how her writing helps her heal, and how the Jewish concept of tikkun olam informs her mission to give voice to the voiceless. Then, Dan and Brigid are joined by WTS Special Library Correspondent Lily Jenness to tear apart Forbes's history of anti-library think pieces. 0:00- Hi, Hello, and Many Meetings0:20-New Website!1:55-Interview Recap6:00- Interview with Lesléa51:40- “I Carry My Mother” read by Lesléa Newman via the Jewish Women’s Archive52:40- The Weird World of Library Hatred w/ Lily Jenness Become a Patron: patreon.com/WriteToSurviveStitcher iTunes RadioPublicFollow the show on Twitter: @WritingSurvivorOutro music “Library Card” from Arthur

1hr 36mins

29 Jul 2018

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Lesléa Newman | Tiferet Talk with Gayle Brandeis

Tiferet Talk

Lesléa Newman is the author of 70 books for readers of all ages, including A Letter to Harvey Milk; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard; I Carry My Mother; The Boy Who Cried Fabulous; Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed; and Heather Has Two Mommies. Lesléa just released a new book of poetry titled Lovely.She has received many literary awards, including creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Artists Foundation, two American Library Association Stonewall Honors, Massachusetts Book Award, Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award, Highlights for Children Fiction Writing Award, a Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fiction Writing grant, James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement, Cat Writer's Association Muse Medallion, and the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell Medallion. Nine of her books have been Lambda Literary Award Finalists.Ms. Newman is a popular guest lecturer, and has spoken at numerous college campuses including Harvard University, Yale University, University of Oregon, Bryn Mawr College, Smith College and the University of Judaism. From 2008-2010 she served as the Poet Laureate of Northampton, MA. She is currently a faculty mentor at Spalding University's brief residency MFA in Writing program.Recently published books include the poetry collection I Carry My Mother (Golden Crown Literary Society Award and Massachusetts Center for the Book "Must Read" title); picture book Here Is The World: A Year of Jewish Holidays (Sydney Taylor Notable); and Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed (Massachusetts Book Award, Sydney Taylor Award, and Cat Writers Association Best "Litter-ary" Award). Forthcoming titles include two picture books, Sparkle Boy (Lee and Low, 2017) and Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story (Abrams, 2018).


24 Jan 2018

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Candlewick Press Presents: Lesléa Newman

Candlewick Press Presents

Lesléa Newman, author of October Mourning, Heather Has Two Mommies, and Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed, talks to Candlewick Press about being the author of one of the most challenged books of the 1990s and her role as an author and activist. She also talks about her hitchhiking days and her deep appreciation for cats.


15 Jun 2017

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Episode 90 - Lesléa Newman - Author and Poet

John Selig Outspoken

Lesléa Newman famed author and poet best known for writing the famous children's book, "Heather Has Two Mommies," which religious fundamentalists tried desperately for years to get removed from librairies. Lesléa has published over 60 books and speaks regularly at colleges and universities all over the country. Lesléa discusses her book of 68 pose, "October Morning: A Tribute to Matthew Shepard," which was published in 2012. Lesléa Newman was the keynote speaker at the University of Wyoming less than a week after Matthew Shepard died. This highly moving book of poems vividly bring back the brutal murder Matthew Shepard 25 years ago.

1hr 16mins

1 Sep 2013