Christian McEwen

Christian McEwen is a freelance writer and cultural activist. Her play, "Legal Tender: Women and the Secret Life of Money", opened in Spring 2014 with four sold-out performances. Her latest book is World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down (2011), now in its fifth edition. A linked booklet of "slow quotes" - The Tortoise Diaries - will appear in Fall 2014.

McEwan is the editor of two lesbian anthologies, "Naming the Waves: Contemporary Lesbian Poetry" and, with Sue O'Connell, "Out the Other Side: Contemporary Lesbian Writing," both published by Virago Press in the U.K. (1988), and Crossing Press in the U.S.A. (1989).

She has also edited "Jo's Girls: Tomboy Tales of High Adventure," "True Grit & Real Life" (Beacon Press, 1997), and, with Mark Statman, "The Alphabet of the Trees: A Guide to Nature Writing" (Teachers & Writers, 2000).

A collection of her poems, "In the Wake of Home," was published by Meadowlark Press in 2004.

McEwen has taught poetry to teachers through the Creative Arts in Learning Program at Lesley University, and also worked as a writer-in-the-schools through the Teachers & Writers Collaborative and ALPS (Alternative Literary Programs). McEwen lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. (8/14)

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Tomboys! Feisty Girls and Spirited Women


A film by Julie Akeret and Christian McEwen, 2004, 28 min., Color
Are tomboys tamed once they grow up? This lively and inspiring documentary explodes that archaic myth with the stories of proud tomboys of all ages: A...

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