On this week’s episode of our Rad American Women A-Z video series: journalist, co-founder of San Francisco literary festival Litquake, and author Jane Ganahl reads about daring adventurer Nellie Bly. Jane explains how Nellie has inspired her both in her work and her personal life–Nellie represents a woman who was unafraid of chasing a good story and reporting on the issues that really matter.
This is the next installment in the video series from City Lights where we ask women we admire to read their favorite entry of our New York Times-bestselling children’s book, Rad American Women A-Z, and answer some questions about what it means to be a rad woman today. The book is authored by Kate Schatz, illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl, and published by City Lights/Sister Spit.
Jane Ganahl is the co-founder and artistic director of Litquake, the West Coast’s largest independent literary festival, now in its 16th year. A journalist and community organizer for 30 years, Jane is also an author (Naked on the Page: the Misadventures of My Unmarried Midlife) and editor (Single Woman of a Certain Age: Romantic Escapades, Empty Nests, Shifting Shapes, and Serene Independence). She has moderated panels and done on-stage Q&As for organizations from the Commonwealth Club to JCC San Francisco, from the L.A. Times Festival of Books to Genentech, and appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, from The Today Show to NPR.