Writing Your Pandemic Story Through Micro-Memoir: Online Writing Class, May-June 2020

Note: This class has completely filled up! Thank you for your interest, and stay tuned for future class offerings later this summer.   COVID-19 is a global pandemic, but every person has a unique story to share about weathering this collective trauma and summoning up resilience. Some writers who are keeping journals, diaries, or field… Read More Writing Your Pandemic Story Through Micro-Memoir: Online Writing Class, May-June 2020

What I Published This Year: A 2019 Scrapbook

Happy (almost) New Year! I hope that whoever is reading this has been able to find some rest and relaxation this holiday season. It’s been quite a year in terms of politics, politically-charged vigilante violence, a continued refusal (by some) to turn around this thing called global warming, crises large and small around the world,… Read More What I Published This Year: A 2019 Scrapbook

“My True Story”: An Interview with Kate O’Brien Wooddell

Writer, storyteller, and educator Kate O’Brien Wooddell recently published her first collection, Beasts, through Florida’s Happy Tapir Press. Beasts is a compendium of poems, flash memoir, and even a couple of pieces that verge into surrealism and magic. Beasts covers familial, often politicized themes like motherhood and daughterhood, sexual abuse, travel, memory, and reconciliation, all… Read More “My True Story”: An Interview with Kate O’Brien Wooddell

What, Oh What to Read and Write in 2019

Okay, so we’re almost two months into 2019. What’s been going on in the world of this blog? 2019: What’s happening? Savoring new publications written by friends If you like fairy tales, philosophy, and the fantastic, Jonathan Duckworth’s chapbook Book of Never is well worth your time. Copies of other friends’ books are on their way: Chloe… Read More What, Oh What to Read and Write in 2019

Micro-Reviews of New VegAl Poetry: Jarrott, Thompson & La Force

A few years ago, my friend Bethany Price started holding an itinerant writing group in coffee shops in Milwaukee. The group was fun because we wrote, but it was also great because Bethany assembled a different collection of weirdos each time. You always knew you would meet interesting people. A few years later, one of… Read More Micro-Reviews of New VegAl Poetry: Jarrott, Thompson & La Force