Lorri Neilsen Glenn is a poet and essayist with four collections of poetry, the most recent being Lost Gospels (Brick Books, 2010). She was Poet Laureate for Halifax from 2005-2009, and lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her collection of essays on grief and loss will be published this fall by Hagios Press.
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Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week. DON'T MISS THE the winning entries in the We Love New Novelist Contest!
Added by Mary Keating on August 31, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments
Well, we were absolutely thrilled, and a tad bit overwhelmed, when no fewer than 407 of you entered your novel synopses and first 2,000 words to our first-ever "We Love New Novelists!" contest. I can't stress enough how proud each and every entrant should feel of herself for being ready, willing and able to share her work at this level; She Writes members are terrific, and the quality of the work we read was really outstanding. More on that after I get to the goods, as you would all be…Continue
Here’s how it started: a conversation with a stranger in a park, pushing our babies on the swings. In one of those rare, soul sister moments, our chatter turned quickly to the deep stuff: our post-baby struggles with our marriages, our mothers, our sex lives, our careers, our identities. And in that one brief moment, I realized that mothers need this kind of conversation, like they need air, and for the most part, they weren’t easily getting it.
So I put together a book…Continue
This is a post from my blog from earlier this month, that writers seem to have found interesting. I hope you enjoy it as well. M. Louisa Locke
I ran across this quote today, from a post that historical romance novelist Courtney Milan wrote this week as an open letter to…Continue
Added by M. Louisa Locke on August 25, 2011 at 10:01am — No Comments
So what would I rather do? Work on my Facebook page, as I’ve promised Claire Fontaine, my “social media” assistant, that I would do today, or find a new faucet for my bathroom sink? Yes, those of you who have read my…Continue
Dr. Victoria Best (aka blogger Litlove) is a Fellow at St John's College, Cambridge. She was a lecturer in French at Cambridge for 10 years, and now focuses on study support for the students and on writing. She has published three books of literary criticism: Critical Subjectivities: Identity and Narrative in the work of Colette and Marguerite Duras (2000), An Introduction to Twentieth Century French Literature (2003) and co-authored with Martin Crowley, The New Pornographies;…Continue
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Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week
Added by Mary Keating on August 23, 2011 at 5:26pm — No Comments
I wish I could report that my anxiety level has moved down a notch since my first installment, but I’m starting to think that it’s asking too much of a writer to work on promoting her book by believing, or, if not believing, somehow pretending that making her book known is an integral part of…
I want to thank you for all you've done to make She Writes the strong, supportive community that it is. As She Writes Social Community Manager this past year, I've enjoyed getting to know many of you, reading your…Continue
Hi everybody! I just wanted to say a quick word of encouragement to all of the wonderful first-time novelists who have entered our first-ever "We Love New Novelists!" contest thus far -- and of course to all of you who are busily completing your entries as I write this. We have already received hundreds of submissions, so the competition will be stiff, and in light of this I want EVERYONE to know that each of you who has found the spirit, passion and focus to polish a 2,000 word excerpt of…Continue
The pub date for my new memoir, What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, is September 1st. So why am I in a state of high anxiety? It’s not as though I’m a first time author. I’ve been publishing books since 1980, and I’ve just turned seventy. Why do I feel as if I’m going on a…Continue
Imagine you're in a low rent Royal Inn Motel in Waynesboro, Virginia, alone, having been on the road for two weeks on a once-in-lifetime, going-for-broke road trip with your 86-pound mutt, in which you're writing a book about your journey. You're hyperventilating, laying on the bed, worried sick that…Continue