‘Whistle Words’ is Extraordinary; Plus ‘A Stand Up’ Gal — 1.27.18

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Our guests were Charlotte Matthews and Betsy Cox — accomplished women, who ventured beyond the scope of their careers to create something extraordinary. Matthews is an author of exquisite poetry and Cox is an Emmy-winning filmmaker — together they’ve created a multimedia project, Whistle Words, using poetry, film, & the internet, to help women impacted by cancer. And we spoke with Julia Lundy, stand-up comedian, perfomer and UVA instructor helping make science more accessible.


Charlotte Matthews, is a poet, novelist, and a professor. Betsy Cox is an Emmy-winning filmmaker and creator of Red Spark Films, a documentary film production company focusing on social issues including, Poverty Justice, family violence, and healthcare.

Their endeavor, WHISTLE WORDS, the only project of its kind, offering writing workshops for Women, as the two say, “for women who have never written and those who have always written.”

Together Matthews and Cox are creating a feature-length documentary about women reclaiming their voices after cancer threatens to silence them.

Julia Lundy is stand-up comic, performer and writer who spent time in New York City. She’s also working as a secondary instructor for a seminar at UVA that focuses on storytelling as a means for scientists to share their research and make it accessible to a lay audience.


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