March 31, 2016–Kara Lee Corthron, Playwright and Inspiration

Kara Lee Corthron started this. I’m so happy she did. “My hunger for knowledge is practically pathological,” writes Corthron. So is her passion for storytelling and sharing what she learns with her fellow travelers on this big blue… Read More

March 18, 2016–Eliza Cook, Poet

I first read one of Eliza Cook’s poems in an old poetry anthology (We Who Are the Quick) I bought from an antique shop. The book, falling apart and smelling of history, has an inscription in it from the… Read More

Time for Friday Night Writes

Who’s in?

Are You In for Friday Night Writes? 

What is Friday Night Writes? I’ll explain. Pay close attention. It’s pretty technical. Come home from work, sit your butt in a chair and write until your head hits the table.  Did you get all that? Sit down…. Read More

Gift Ideas for the Bad Writer

The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in shockproof shit-detector. –Ernest Hemingway Since May this year, I have spent some portion of every day writing something. A cracked poem, some loopy dialogue, a journal entry… Read More

The Worst Thing Ever and the Best Thing Ever

“What is the worst thing anyone has ever said about your writing?” Gary Garrison, Creative Director of the Dramatist’s Guild asked that question a couple of  years ago at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska. He… Read More