In 1994 the Public Media Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing radio plays for American audiences, decided to produce a series of dramatizations of American women’s literature, and so the Scribbling Women series was born. For twenty years, through plays broadcast on radio, through teacher workshops, and through its dynamic website, scribblingwomen.org, American women’s writing has been offered to a wide audience of teachers, students, and the general public. We are pleased and proud that The Public Media Foundation has donated the site to The Women and Gender Studies program and the English Department at NC State University, where it will remain completely non-profit and available to the public without cost. Please read on to learn about the history, the awards, and the people who created and have continued to keep the project going. Now that Scribbling Women has come to NC State University, we hope to sustain and expand the offerings that have so successfully celebrated American women’s voices.

Anne Baker, Director

Lucinda MacKethan, Senior Consultant

Mission Statement: The Scribbling Women website exists to
  • Promote past and ongoing work by US Women Writers
  • Provide teachers at all levels with resources for teaching U.S women’s literature
  • Provide teachers, students, and writers a forum for literary and pedagogical discussions
  • Introduce emerging women writers to a broader public
  • Inspire continuing conversations about women’s writing, pedagogy, and gender