Starting at the grassroots

I’m just now sitting down to knock out my August blog post. With good reason! I spent the last four weeks working on a grant, and we won it! This is the fourth time I’ve competed for an arts grant to help weave a creative community in Selma, North Carolina. My first three attempts –... Continue Reading →

A Poem a Day

    Yay! My poem, “Flowers Bruise Too Easily,” and short story, “Saturday Morning Skate,” have been accepted for publication in The Virginia Writers Club Centennial Anthology. Release is targeted for VWC’s annual meeting in November 2017 to kick off the club’s 100th year in 2018. I am so happy!   It’s like plucking a... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo…What Now?

Yay! I’m a winner! I finished NaNoWriMo by validating that my manuscript has more than 50,000 words. So did thousands of others. Now I can file it away – like two previous manuscripts – or I can edit this one, really edit it. Writer Chuck Wendig sums it up in his own “now that it’s... Continue Reading →

Open Mic Night at Deja Brew

 Last time Poets & Writers went live at Deja BrewI streamed it from my computer at homeNow I’m in the center of the purple klieg lightsA few white papers heavy in my handThat Jamaica You Crazy might just stop my heartIn front of all the people in this coffee shopWaiting to hear my first amplified... Continue Reading →

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