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Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

Interview with Jim Moreno about the 2nd Annual Jihmye Collins Poetry Summer Camp.

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Interview with Jim Moreno about the 2nd Annual Jihmye Collins Poetry Summer Camp.

Camp Collins, a poetry and theatre camp for 13 to 18 year olds, is running from June 29-July 12.  We did a quick interview with Jim Moreno to find out more about it. KK: You named the camp “The 2nd Annual Jihmye Collins Poetry Camp”–who was Jihmye Collins and what should this name tell kids about the camp? Jim:    It’s the 2nd Annual Jihmye Collins Poetry Summer Camp: Camp Collins.  Jihmye was my open mic partner and an original...

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Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

Interview with “Wild Woman” Judy Reeves by Kim Keeline

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Author Interviews, Community Events, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with “Wild Woman” Judy Reeves by Kim Keeline

One of SDWI’s most popular instructors, Judy Reeves, has a new book coming out: Wild Women, Wild Voices: Writing from Your Authentic Wildness.  She is having a book launch party on April 11 (which you can come to) and has a class on Point of View later this month.     KK: You say the book is about “a yearning to reclaim a true nature” beyond our normal self. What sort of true nature do you see yourself releasing in your writing?  Judy:    ...

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Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

Interview with T. Greenwood by T.C. Porter

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with T. Greenwood by T.C. Porter

T. Greenwood returns with another stunning novel, The Forever Bridge. It opens with family car-ride that is both vivid and ambiguously rendered. We only know that the car rolls toward someone’s doom. During the rest of the novel we race to catch up with the question of just what happened on the bridge and how things have gotten so tangled for the survivors. And yet there is just enough hint of redemption, by way of love, to give us hope as well as curiosity, as we...

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Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

Interview with Drusilla Campbell by Kit-Bacon Gressitt

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Author Interviews, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with Drusilla Campbell by Kit-Bacon Gressitt

BOOK REVIEW: “No Doubt” by Drusilla Campbell Review by Kit-Bacon Gressitt In my experience, writing doesn’t get easier the more you do it. But there is a growth of confidence, not much, but a nugget, like a pearl, like a tumour. … So I’ve got cancer. I’m writing.   – author Jenny Diski, London Review of Books This was supposed to be a book review. A simple critique of a new novel—In Doubt (Grand Central Publishing, August 26, 2014)—by a nice local...

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Every month we’ll feature new interviews of authors. Interviews will be conducted by SDWI Board Members, staff, or our very talented SDWI interns. Is there an author you’d like to find out more about? Email Us.

Interview with YA writer Ara Burklund by Leyla Kaplan

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Author Interviews, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with YA writer Ara Burklund by Leyla Kaplan

Ara Burklund is a local author who recently released a young adult novel titled If I Die Before I Wake. In her book, the main character deals with the loss of her boyfriend. A new experimental treatment promises her a chance to be reunited with him (for a short while at least) in the afterlife. To her astonishment, the experiment works. However, her joy is short lived when she realizes that her visits to the afterlife may cost her her own life. SDWI was glad for a...

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