All Blog Posts Tagged '#organizations/associations' (12)

Women Doing Literary Things: "Pink Hearts and Motoboards" by Rosy Thornton

Rosy Thornton is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Her academic interests include landlord and tenant and housing law, real property and trusts, as well as feminist approaches to law; she has written and published in those fields. She has also published four novels: More Than Love Letters (2007), Hearts and Minds (2008), Crossed Wires (2009) and The Tapestry of Love (2010).…


Added by Niranjana Iyer on July 13, 2011 at 6:34am — 6 Comments

Ten People Have Given You Ten Different Types of Feedback, Now What? Ten Suggestions

Tayari Jones talks about what to do after group critique

If you are a member of a writing group, you have to figure out how to sit quietly while a bunch of people say exactly what they think about your work.  It’s hard to be there…


Added by Surviving the Draft on February 1, 2011 at 11:00am — 15 Comments

On Gathering with Other Writers

Bestselling novelist Meg Waite Clayton hosts the blog, 1st Books: Stories of How Writers Get Started, where she and guest authors post about how they started writing, kept going through rejection, and ultimately gained publication, awards, and places on bestseller lists. Here, Meg shares the importance of having writing friends - to keep her writing, to keep her hopeful, to keep her happy.

This spring, I… Continue

Added by 1st Books on September 3, 2010 at 1:00am — 9 Comments

The Writer-Entrepreneur: Writers: Don’t Go It Alone!

In which Miriam Peskowitz interviews Lori Tharps about how and why she created the WordSpace writers group.

In 2006, after publishing Hair Story, enjoying a successful career in New York as a magazine writer, and moving to Philadelphia,… Continue

Added by The Writer-Entrepreneur on April 23, 2010 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

A marketplace of ideas

I'm honored and delighted to have been invited on the University of Iowa's International Writing Program's Souk Ukaz 2010, or "marketplace of ideas," a delegation of writers from the U.S. and elsewhere traveling in Jerusalem and Fes, immersing ourselves in the cultures, interacting with local artists, activists, professors, and others, and writing about our observations. Come check out who we are and what we're doing, and follow our… Continue

Added by Sarah Saffian on April 20, 2010 at 4:10am — 3 Comments

State of the Art: Schmoozing in London

Sarah Glazer explores her London salon and the benefits of being a cheeky American.

Writing is such a solitary profession that it’s not surprising to find writers’ salons catching on in the United States. But in London, it’s still a relatively foreign idea. Bringing together total strangers to express openly their doubts and fears about writing? Getting to meet that art critic you’ve admired from afar? Approaching a writer whose specialty is now the subject of… Continue

Added by State of the Art on April 16, 2010 at 9:21am — 8 Comments

Emerging? Established? We May Have Different Needs, But We All Need Each Other

A few weeks ago I began a series called "Where To, She Writes?" and posted a series of questions for our community to discuss as we grow, move forward, and imagine the possibilities together for She Writes. One of the questions, perhaps the hardest and stickiest, was this: "Emerging" and "Established" Writers—Do We All Belong In the Same Place? (And How Do We Know Who's Who?)

The question of whether or not She Writes could be a hub and a home for both experienced and… Continue

Added by The Salonniere on April 15, 2010 at 9:00am — 28 Comments

The Motivator: Why Being an Ally Empowers All Writers

BK Loren celebrates diversity of reading, writing and living.

Last weekend the 10th Annual National Black Writers Conference took place at Medgar Evers College. I would have attended if I could (travel costs prevented). I consider it one of the nation's most… Continue

Added by The Motivator on March 30, 2010 at 6:00am — 16 Comments


My second poetry collection, I Was the Jukebox, won the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize (selected by Joy Harjo) and will be launched into the world on April 5, 2010 by W. W. Norton.

Let's talk about community. Let's talk about generosity. In mid-March, I sent out my biannual "news" note, an email of updates that goes out to about 450 folks hand-sifted from all the correspondence I've accumulated over the previous six months. It's an exhaustive gesture, because I assemble… Continue

Added by Sandra Beasley on March 24, 2010 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Countdown to Publication – THE MURDERER’S DAUGHTERS

Days remaining to publication—7: The Murderer’s Daughters is a novel about Lulu and Merry, sisters who witness their father murder their mother and struggle with the aftermath for the next thirty years—always aware that someday he may be released from jail.

Writing is a lonely profession in many ways: you work alone for hours upon hours, wearing the nastiest of outfits. Your closest companions are characters you’ve invented—who become more real each day. If you’re obsessive… Continue

Added by Randy Susan Meyers on January 12, 2010 at 9:13am — No Comments

Why are Best-Books Lists Mostly Male? (From Politics Daily)

A few weeks ago, two book critics held a hushed conversation via cell phone under cover of darkness.

"They better not do it again," one hissed.

"I know," the other sputtered.

"If it happens, I will just --"

"I know!" said the other.

"SCREAM," the first finished. "I WILL SCREAM."

The subject was the upcoming season of book awards; "They" was the mass of authors, critics and publishing professions who -- including yours truly -- dispense them.

The… Continue

Added by Lizzie Skurnick on November 14, 2009 at 8:14am — 5 Comments

Quick take: Angela Davis and the National Women's Studies Association Conference

I'm in Atlanta at the National Women's Studies Association Conference. The conference officially got started last night with a keynote address by Angela Davis, who is one of the most important feminist activists of the last forty years, and always an inspiring speaker. She discussed the changes that the NWSA has gone through in recent years, changes that are making it a more inclusive and rigorous academic organization, and she also discussed… Continue

Added by Alison Piepmeier on November 13, 2009 at 5:23am — 1 Comment

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