Spider Women: A Tapestry of Creativity and Healing weaves together the wisdom of Canadian writers, artists, therapists, clients, academics, musicians, educators and others. It includes stories, essays, poetry, original music, art and photography by urban Canadian women from Victoria to St. John’s and rural women from Verigin, Saskatchewan to Kelowna, British Columbia. In a variety of forms, the contributors describe the ways they use their creativity to overcome adversity, achieve empowerment and work toward developing a more just and caring society. The personal and political aspects of women’s lives are examined by women from diverse cultures, classes and age groups.
News & Reviews
“… this beautifully balanced book certainly brings forth a new understanding of self recovery and survival. The potent images are unforgettable and may indeed take shape in readers’ memories, art forms, and become a source from which hope and healing is recovered..” —Woman Newsmagazine
About the Editors
Joan Turner is a social worker and massage therapist. She is editor of Living the Changes, co-editor of Spider Women: A Tapestry of Creativity and Healing and Perspectives on Women, and a contributing author to Healing Voices. Turner’s writing has appeared in Pottersfield Portfolio, Motherworker, Backtalk, and Feminist Bookstore News. She was Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba, for almost 20 years, owner of Bold Print Inc., the Winnipeg women’s bookstore, for eight years, and chaplain of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Joan lives in Winnipeg.
Carol Rose is a writer, teacher, and counselor. Her books include Spider Women: A Tapestry of Creativity and Healing (co-edited with Joan Turner,) Path of the Mothers, From the Dream, and Behind the Blue Gate, which won the National Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry. Other awards include the Henry Fuerstenberg Award for Poetry, co-winner in the Sandburg-Livesay poetry competition, and second prize in the Stephen Leacock International Poetry competition. She was also twice nominated for the John Hirsch award for most promising Manitoba writer. Carol lives in Winnipeg.