Check out our slew of spring workshops beginning next month, including our five-week Building a Story workshop. Me to a friend who claims spell check is the only reason he can spell anything: So before spell check what did you do? Friend: I would say the word out loud and then look through the dictionary trying … Continue reading Poem of the Week, by Molly Brodak
Oh, this poem. When I first read it my long-ago friend Marty shimmered up in my mind, small thin Marty who came to the creative writing classes I taught at the Minnesota AIDS project when I first moved to Minneapolis. I used to bake muffins to pass around and Marty loved them, blueberry especially. Once, … Continue reading Poem of the Week, by CAConrad
One-day Workshops: Could your creative spirit use a recharge? Come join me on my (virtual) porch for an exhilarating, fun, intensive workshop! All my three-hour workshops are taught via Zoom and designed for writers of any and all experience. No preparation or skills required. Workshop offerings are regularly updated (check out the brand-new The Intuitive … Continue reading Spring 2022 Words by Winter Writing Workshops!
Once, at a book conference overseas, the women at my table told me they felt sorry for American women like me, that I not only had to work so hard at my writing career but also at home, cleaning and cooking and doing laundry and taking care of my children, while they had cooks and … Continue reading Poem of the Week, by Lucille Clifton
Ever tried to imitate someone else’s handwriting? It’s hard and fascinating and full of speculation. What’s up with this big poofy T? Is this long straight line at the end supposed to stand in for the last five letters of their surname? Trying to form letters the way someone else does makes me think how … Continue reading Poem of the Week, by C.L. O’Dell