Reviews of the weather, books and other distractions Winter feels interminable this year. When doesn’t it? AI generated art by me, above. I’ve allowed myself to be a reader, not a reviser. My memoir is languishing, jostling the bits and bytes in my Macbook, sending up summer popsicle smells and unease. Mispellings in my emails […]
Read More Fallow Times
Do your fucking homework -your mom Writers are notoriously creative. When we get together and talk about writing, the extroverts among us wax poetic—the introverts (if given a chance, and enough pauses by the chatty extroverts) often have great ideas about improving and augmenting a text in workshop. But more loquacious workshoppers and their quieter […]
Read More Writing workshop etiquette
Learning our craft through community. Finding ourselves inspired by workshops, craft lessons. Writer’s inspiration grows in diverse environments. Lighthouse LitFest 2021.
Read More You write because you must
What the Dead Say: A memoir of life after death Excerpt: Paranormal circus Before I could stop myself I said, “Ha! Paranormal circus for you, huh?” to the owner, as she was checking my daughter out. “What?” “No one has said anything about the guy in the back? He doesn’t bug you?” “What guy?” I’d flustered […]
Read More Which witch are you?
Find the gold in the pan. Revisioning your work as a writer with care and effect.
Read More Revision: re-envision, discover
When you find your voice you find your power. Learn how creating art creates new choices for trauma survivors to express joy and their inner creativity.
Read More Song: Selfish as a Sphinx
I’m never getting over it. I’m never going to heal. The number of family members who supported the evil president and the way we shied away from talking about it. For me, it was like endless, internal bleeding. I kept loving them and I hated them for it. I have so much fucking white privilege […]
Read More Blown away
Starting National Poetry Writing Month 13 days in with a found poem prompt.
Read More Been caught stealing
Today I sit at my desk with emails answered. I have incredible peace of mind. Why? I finally decided to eat a healthy breakfast! Up at five this morning, it was dark and 6 degrees Farenheit. I couldn’t see Pikes Peak out of my window. I first tackled the dishes from my marathon meal prep […]
Read More Making every Monday my B&^tch (Hound)
Please join me on October 19 as costumed revelers in our very own, gritty, grimy rock n’ roll circus. Based on my chapbook of the same name, Rock and Roll Hootchy Koo follows a young artist as her lives intersect with the songs of rock-poets like Lorde, Jim Morrison, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen, PJ Harvey, Bjork, […]
Read More ArtPop 2019: October 19