November, 2016

On Holding a Post-Election Community Writing Circle—and How You Can Offer One Too

Posted Thu, 11/17/2016 - 8:55am by  |  Category: , ,

Last Saturday, I held a Post-Election Community Writing Circle at the Hugo House. We packed a room with some sitting on the floor against the walls. We were people of many ages, genders, races, and emotions. Everyone wrote, nearly everyone…

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The Fire and Flood of Patricia Smith

Posted Fri, 11/11/2016 - 9:00am by  |  Category:

The first time Patricia Smith made me sob in public, I was a woman in a room full of women. And when I say full, I mean full. Me: sitting on the floor, criss-cross applesauce, like a little girl. It…

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