Interview with Margaret Dilloway by Lily Schultz

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Interview with Margaret Dilloway by Lily Schultz

Margaret Dilloway is the newest member of the SDWI board. She is author of The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, Winner of the American Library Association’s Literary Tastes for Best Women’s Fiction; How to Be an American Housewife; and the upcoming Sisters of Heart and Snow, all from Putnam Books. How did you become a member of the board? What is the process? I had a couple of friends on the board and I asked them about it. The next thing I knew,...

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Love for you, this week especially– with Lara Eisenberg

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Love for you, this week especially– with Lara Eisenberg

Self-love is an integral part of our success in all aspects of life. It affects every part of our life and enhances the quality of our relationships.  Here are three reasons why it is important to cultivate and nurture: 1) It builds confidence.  People that love themselves will have better relationships, higher chances of getting a job or a promotion and are more open to receive the beauty life has to offer. 2) You will take life as your lover.  When we love...

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Crystal Daigle: Poetry and Character (“Why did I give up caffeine?” poem)

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Crystal Daigle: Poetry and Character (“Why did I give up caffeine?” poem)

  Crystal Daigle will be teaching Characters and Poetry on Sunday, Jan 29th. Here’s an example of the type of poetry the class will encourage:   Why did I give up caffeine? (a poem) by Crystal Daigle Why did I give up caffeine? Today I could really use a cup. A cup the size of a circus tent. I would stick a straw through the top and sip it into me in one sucking sipping blood transfusion-like hit! But I gave it up. I’ll be...

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Interview with Karin Zirk by Lily Schultz

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Interview with Karin Zirk by Lily Schultz

Dr. Zirk is a mythology enthusiast who has explored the connection between mythological trickster figures and literary archetypes. On January 21st, she will be teaching a class on the topic, called Generative Writing: Using Trickster Mythology to Create Change. What first drew you to mythology? As a teenager, Led Zeppelin brought the ancient myths thundering into my conciseness: the Viking conquerors of Immigrant Song and the blues of Willie Dixon. The ancient folk...

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The Shadowy History of the E. A. Poe Benefit and Wake by Judy Reeves

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on The Shadowy History of the E. A. Poe Benefit and Wake by Judy Reeves

The Raven may have quothed “Nevermore,” at the end of the first E. A. Poe Memorial Benefit and Wake at The Writing Center in 1994, but nobody paid any attention. We went ahead and staged another gala the next year. And yet again, when The Writing Center moved from the Gaslamp Quarter to Hillcrest. Three times we opened the doors to The House of Usher, broke out our Casks of Amontillado and approached the Valley of Unrest where Murders in the Rue Morgue were...

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