Added by Lyla Campbell on February 11, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments
214th Good Thing about Unemployment
You don’t have to worry about the Inspector General finding your illegal toaster in your cubicle.
Added by Sheba Marx on February 11, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
I’ve written and performed dozens of spoken word poems, yet I can’t tell you in easy steps how to write any kind of poem, much less how to write a spoken word poem. Poetry, generally speaking, defies those kinds of recipes and instructions.
Plus, there are no hard-and-fast rules for spoken word poetry. Like poetry in general, spoken word poetry can’t be boxed-in.
Still, how to write spoken word is a concern for many would-be performers.…Continue
A new edition of All Art Friday is live. In addition to exhibition round-up, there is a feature on Ann Hamilton's "stylus" project, which recently closed. Plus a link to a collection of artists' manifestos.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 11, 2011 at 5:36am — No Comments
This week, my mind has been focused on my sexuality. What it is, how it has shifted, and why. It’s interesting that we call it our sexuality, claiming ownership over something that usually involves another person. Sexuality, in my experience, often leads to sex (crazy, isn’t it!?), therefore taking it out of…Continue
I’ve been trying to decide for a while now how I will celebrate the day my (currently non-existent) agent calls me with the incredibly fantastical awesome news that I have a book deal. It’s much like the fantasy normal people have about how they will spend their fortunes the day they hit it big with the lottery, except the ticket is a publishing house contract with my name on it.
I could buy an(other) expensive purse. As in, not in the clearance section at Target. (Not gonna…Continue
Added by Pauline M. Campos on February 10, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Deborah Siegel invites She Writers to report on what's working well, and what's not, during a 7-day collective attempt to re-calibrate…Continue
A letter to those of you who fear rejections, with love, from the Submit-it Nag.
Added by Pam Parker on February 10, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments
Recently there was a blogger/author who posted about bad reviews. I am not going to name names but the post was done to trash certain bloggers who reviewed this author’s book and didn’t like it. Well, I can’t say that is the ONLY reason for the post. I think she meant to write the post with the intention to warn authors about being careful about whom they go to for reviews. However, it was executed poorly and resulted in a lot of negative comments…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Kolodziej on February 10, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments
Added by Roxanne Piskel on February 10, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments
Added by 1st Books on February 10, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
I'll be there on March 22 and will be happy to toast your success!
Added by Marilyn Yalom on February 10, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments
This evening I walked out to my pasture and kneeled down in a very small oasis of deep green, uncut grass to watch the sunset. I watched the clouds go from white to gold to pink to gray and wept with joy at the beauty of what has been and with sorrow for what has been wasted and lost. I saw the perfect sky blue and the perfect gold/pink clouds and stood and walked into the…Continue
I attended an event hosted by Gladdening Light billed as a weekend of music, art, and Marcus Borg. Marcus Borg is a renowned theologian and author. The rational and spiritual parts of myself found harmony as I heeded his wise words. I’ve found…Continue
Added by Lyla Campbell on February 10, 2011 at 7:37am — No Comments
Valentine's Day will be upon us shortly, so I thought I'd give voice to something that has been my mind recently. This past week I've been reflecting upon the challenges of communication between people. I attended a party last weekend, whereby I silently observed the behavior of those who showed up. What I found particularly interesting were the ways in which flirtation and sexual interest manifested themselves. The gathering was comprised of young, educated, socially conscious,…Continue
Added by Kevin Camp on February 10, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
I'm featuring photographer Diane Walker's recent presentation at Seattle University's Pacific Northwest Spirituality Book Festival. It's a wonderful introduction to Diane's approach to her art and its influence in her life.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 10, 2011 at 6:48am — No Comments
A women’s intuition is a powerful thing, I’m convinced that it’s a gift we’re born with. Some of us are more in tune with it than others but nevertheless all women have this innate ability of knowing when something just doesn’t quite add up.
“Who would like to give the closing prayer?” Sister Abbie would ask us. She was my first Sunday school…Continue
Added by CeCe Harbor on February 10, 2011 at 4:28am — No Comments
The classics are the classics. Obviously. Regardless of gender, age, culture, and time, these books are celebrated because of their universal themes. People in Texas and Paris (not Paris, Texas) can identify with them. They inspire us to see the world in a new way. To love. To be. To do. To think.
They inspire music. They inspire artists. They inspire movies. They inspire their own little offshoots.
Novels are written--some are reworkings of the original, others revisit…
Added by Jennifer O. on February 9, 2011 at 8:19pm — No Comments