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Showcasing Senior Writers

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Posted 7.10.14 by RW Blogger

Paula Rodenas is the author of The Random House Book of Horses and Horsemanship and a freelance writer for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, and the Horse Directory. She has edited books for Arco and Exposition Press and received awards from the Press Club of Long Isl

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Stories of Successful Aging After 60

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Posted 7.3.14 by RW Blogger

P&W supported Frances Shani Parker, author of Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes (paperback, e-book). Parker is a Michigan-based eldercare consultant, writer, hospice volunteer, blogger, and former school principal.

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Good Medicine: Poets & Writers' Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading

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Posted 6.26.14 by RW Blogger

Poets & Writers' fourth annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading took place on May 22, 2014, before a packed house at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center.

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Common Threads and Compassion: Ana Laurel on Houston's Voices Breaking Boundaries

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Posted 6.19.14 by RW Blogger

Ana Laurel is a writer who has been working as Voices Breaking Boundaries’ managing director since January 2013. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2012.

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Art In Yonkers? Are You Bonkers? ArtSpeak: Poetic Response to the Walls

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Posted 6.12.14 by RW Blogger

Golda Solomon is a spoken word performer, professor, and the poet-in-residence at Blue Door Gallery. Her poems have been published in the Mom Egg, Heal: Between the Pages of These Folks We Seek a Panacea, the 35th Anniversary of Blind Beggar Press’ Collector’s Edition Anthology, Out of Africa, Fiber Plus, Sacred Visions, and Narratives x4.

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A Poet's Place: Ruminations at Fresno's P&W Roundtable

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Posted 5.15.14 by RW Blogger

Poets & Writers Literary Roundtable meetings are great opportunities to connect with fellow presenters, presses, teachers, and writers. They bring together people from all aspects of the local literary community to share ideas, news, and resources, and possibly form partnerships. It's also a chance for members of the community to learn more about P&W and how its Readings & Workshops program might support their literary events. Brandi M.

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Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon Celebrates Third Anniversary

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Posted 5.8.14 by RW Blogger

JP HOWARD, aka Juliet P. Howard, is a poet, a Cave Canem fellow, a member of the Hot Poets Collective, and a native New Yorker. She curates and nurtures Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (WWBPS) and blog. WWBPS hosts monthly literary Salons in New York, and the blog accepts submissions of poetry from women.

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Writing Rich and Complex Lives: Mary McMillan’s Writers Circle

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Posted 4.24.14 by RW Blogger

Mary McMillan lives and works in Lake County, California. She has been facilitating the Writers Circle, a monthly free public writing workshop sponsored by the Lake County Arts Council and supported by Poets & Writers, for more than five years. She worked as a journalist for several years, and has written novels and creative nonfiction. In 2010, she was selected as Lake County’s Poet Laureate and published This Wanting, a poetry chapbook, as well as the textbook Get Inside Your Relationships, related to her work as a marriage and family therapist.

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Multi-Sensory Feasts of Flavors and Words: Lynn Ciesielski on Buffalo's Literary Scene

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Posted 4.17.14 by RW Blogger

 P&W-supported presenter Lynn Ciesielski runs the Circleformance Series in Buffalo, NY.

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Rachel Guido de Vries: A Poem in Every Heart

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Posted 4.10.14 by RW Blogger

Rachel Guido de Vries is a poet and fiction writer. She has written three books of poems: How to Sing to a Dago, (Guernica, 1996); Gambler’s Daughter, (Guernica, 2001), and The Brother Inside Me (Guernica, 2008). Her first children’s book, Teeny Tiny Tino’s Fishing Story, (Bordighera, 2008) was a winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People Award.

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