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Inventory of the Lori Twersky Papers
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This collection contains business files, cassette tape interviews, early writings, drafts of "Bitch Book of Women in Rock", correspondence, notebooks, art work, clippings and appearences.
Lori A. T. S. N. Twersky was born on October 20, 1954 in Palo Alto, California, to Victor and Shirley Twersky of Los Altos Hills. She went to school in Palo Alto, and then entered UCSC in the fall of 1972. However, when the Yom Kippur War broke out she went to Israel and worked as a babysitter on a kibbutz. Upon her return, she began attending UCSC again, but left before taking her degree. Before leaving, however, she met William Abbott, who she later married. Using her college training as an artist, Twersky helped found the Center Street Gallery in Santa Cruz. But she was also very interested in writing and soon became a free-lance writer, and the editor as well as publisher of Bitch: The Women's Rock Mag With Bite, which documented the roll of women in rock from 1985-1989. Her writing also included stories and reviews for the Good Times newspaper in Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Chronicle, Trouser Press and entries in the Feminist Dictionary. She also published The Chocolate Lover's Guide to Silicon Valley.
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Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
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