Author Steph West joins the International Firebird Book Award Circle of Winners COLUMBUS, Ohio – Speak Up Talk Radio announced the recent 2023 FIREBIRD BOOK AWARDS contest winners. Award-winning journalist and producer Steph West won in the category of memoir for her debut book On Fire, a memoir that readers are calling a heartbreaking and sometimes … More “On Fire” wins its first book award of the year
There is a horror film called Body Parts—the film I’m discussing is not that film. The Body Parts I’m talking about is a 2023 documentary that looks at how sex scenes are shot in Hollywood, the demeaning way in which women have had to get naked, and how the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements brought about … More Body Parts: Sex scenes in Hollywood and the women who pushed back
“If the camera is predatory, then the culture is predatory as well.” — 2022 Documentary, Brainwashed: Sex—Camera—Power from filmmaker Nina Menkes. If you don’t know Nina Menkes or her films, then it will help to peruse her website now to get a feel for who she is and what she stands for. You can view … More One of the most important documentaries of our time: “If the camera is predatory then the culture is predatory as well.”
If you haven’t seen the Toronto Raptors cringeworthy video that dampened the start of Women’s History Month yet, you’re lucky. But just so we can cringe together, you can see it here in this Deadspin article. I mean, honestly. Kudos to the NBA for making an attempt to honor women. I can appreciate that men’s … More Women’s History Month off to a cringe-y start
In my new book On Fire, there’s a chapter that talks about my good friend driving me from Columbus to New York for an interview with a major sports league. During the drive, she queued up this mash-up from the DJ Wick-it the Instigator, which features The Black Keys and Big Boi and is titled … More PRESS PLAY: What I’m listening to
Simply put, On Fire is about me and my daughter and our journey through extraordinary circumstances. Over the years, interactions with many different people have all led to the same conclusion that she and I could be the Gilmore Girls. Lorelei and Rory incarnate. And I agree with that notion. When you start to dig … More What my book “On Fire” is about—and where you can buy it!
Curious as to what the cover of my memoir On Fire is going to look like? It’s almost done! I’m giving my email subscribers a little taste of it tonight—will you be on the list? It’s easy to be in the know. Get the sneak peek tonight by subscribing here—> https://stephaniewest.org/subscribe/ Excited to share with … More Sneak peek tonight at a part of the book cover!
Hello! I just wanted to take a moment on my blog and thank all my new subscribers for coming along for the ride after I announced my new book and debut creative nonfiction work, On Fire. Thank you also to my subscribers who’ve been with me from the start. To all of you, I am grateful … More Thank you to my new subscribers—and my loyal ones!
COLUMBUS (OH) — Eleven One Productions has earned another film festival selection for the short film titled REVENGE INC., starring and written by Dianna Craig; directed and produced by Stephanie A. West. REVENGE INC. will play on Sunday, Sept. 19, at the 18th annaul Atlanta Underground Film Festival in Atlanta, Ga., as an Official Selection within the … More Revenge Inc. to play Sept. 19 at the Atlanta Underground Film Festival
COLUMBUS (OH) — Producer and Director Stephanie West has earned another film festival selection for her short film titled REVENGE INC., starring and written by Dianna Craig. REVENGE INC, produced by West’s company Eleven One Productions, will play on Friday, Oct. 1, at the Macabre Faire Film Festival in Lebanon, Tenn., as an Official Selection … More West film ‘Revenge Inc.’ picks up another selection