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Diversity and Discovery: The Arvada Hard Times Writing Workshop

April 20, 2018

By Patricialyn Veal There are many in the United States that still do not have medical insurance. I am one of them. So...
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I Found a Tribe

April 13, 2018

By Michael Fischer I have to confess something. When I first registered for last summer’s Lit Fest, a part of me...
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The Truth About False Names

April 10, 2018

When I teach nonfiction classes, I arrive with a list of essays to read and craft points to discuss. It’s true that...

You think you've got debt

February 13, 2008

This puts your

Escaped from New York

February 06, 2008

The Outermost House

January 17, 2008

Here's one of my all time favorite quotes:

Gottlieb going to Sundance/ LH going to AWP

January 12, 2008

Here's the latest gossip on Eli Gottlieb's travails for his new novel, Now You See Him, coming out in early

Out of blog shape

January 06, 2008


Teeth, For Some Reason

December 20, 2007

I was driving my daughters to school, and the oldest got mad at me (for something, I can't exactly remember.

To the victors

December 05, 2007

go the spoils, of the 25-bales-of-hay variety.  Twenty-five buckets of clam shells.  Twenty-five reams of paper.  Twe

The Trouble With Titles

December 01, 2007

I have a book manuscript due at the end of December. My very first book. Yippee!

To the Lighthouse on Saturday

November 26, 2007

Come one, come all, to the Ferril House on Saturday to bid farewell to November, hear some poetry, usher in December,

My faith has been restored...

November 16, 2007

After a stunningly disappointing series of misses on my Netflix queue (which had me questioning by what

And Kudos to Carleen

November 12, 2007

Check out workshopper/board member Carleen Brice's Publisher's Week

Provincetown, Some Monday

November 05, 2007

We're all young...

October 31, 2007

... compared to somebody! This just came in from Publisher's Lunch:

Hendy's report from the front

October 27, 2007

This post compliments of William Haywood Henderson, who braved d


October 25, 2007

maybe we'll try not blogging.

Our bad...

Film Fest Time Again

October 24, 2007

Let's admit it.  All writers wish they were rock stars (this was confirmed by someone, but I don't remember who), and


October 22, 2007

Who says we bring no news of the world?  For those seeking direction in their writing lives, a couple of interesting

Provincetown Day 20

October 20, 2007

I’ll begin this dispatch by listing a few fantastic things about Provincetown: