Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Anne Lamott on writing and how perfectionism kills creativity, the best illustrations from 150 years of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales, and more
Reward yourself with a reading of Anne Lamott's book, Bird by Bird.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Famous Authors’ Hand-Drawn Self-Portraits and Reflections on the Divide Between the Private Person and the Writerly Persona | Brain Pickings
Monday, November 4, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
This free event, the third in the 2013-2014 series sponsored by North Coast Writers, takes place at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 E. Railroad Avenue in Port Angeles and will begin at seven.
Rubin is a founding director of the low residency MFA Program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. Previously, he taught at SUNY Brockport, where he directed the Writers Forum and Videotape Library, and won the Chancellor’s Award for teaching excellence.
Rubin’s work has been published widely in such journals as Poetry Northwest, Kenyon Review, Cutthroat, and the Georgia Review. His poems have also appeared in the anthology, Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets, published by Oregon State University Press. Moreover, Rubin is the author of The Post-Confessionals, interviews with contemporary poets. He regularly writes review-essays for Water~stone Review, published by Hamline University.
Poet Naomi Shihab Nye has called the works in Rubin’s second volume, Hidden Sequel, “fine, compelling poems . . . that move with unobtrusive delicacy and deep grace through the mysteries of time.”
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Loafman is a wildlife biologist, author, artist and musician, living west of Joyce on The Dandelion Farm. He will read from his recently published novel, Somewhere Upriver (Event Horizon Press, 2013). His short story collection, A Freckle Shaped Like California, is forthcoming.
Patrick has been published in over twenty journals and two published chapbooks. He is editor of an online poetry journal, The Dandelion Farm Review and balances his writing time with surfing, skateboarding, gardening and making music on gourd banjos, thumb pianos and the mandolin.
We're in for a treat, as he tickles our ears with his readings AND a bit of music from his kora -- a twenty-one-string harp/lute that looks something like a hybrid between a gourd banjo and a suspension bridge. The kora is a West African instrument that has been around for over three hundred years.
Admission is free. Readings begin at 6:30 p.m., but you'll want to arrive by 6:00 to choose your favorite seat and order your treat for the evening. The Fourth Friday Readings include an hour of Open Mic readings from the audience. Those interested may put their names in to be drawn for a five minute reading. For guidelines contact Rmarcus@olypen.com.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
As a creative writer, I use speak feature in Word to hear my work as I am polishing it and proofing it.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Free, online course. Starts today. (9/21)
Salvador Dali was full of silliness. I’ve been entertained by his pranks, and I’ve always enjoyed reading about him and looking at his paintings. He would play in the big rocks on the Spanish coast after putting a couple of ripe olives up his nose. He said that the hot sun would make the oils and aromas come alive in his nose and he would spend a good part of the day with the olives deep in his nostrils. I’ve tried this with black olives, green olives…including oil-cured, water-cured, brine-cured, lye-cured, and dry-cured. Pimento-stuffed olives are the ultimate rush.
Monday, September 16, 2013
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