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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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Encuentro: An Encounter With Difference by Sueyeun Juliette Lee

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Posted 3.27.14 by RW Blogger

Poet Sueyeun Juliette Lee reports on her P&W–supported reading and workshop with the experimental Houston collaborative Antena.

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Up in the Air: Beth Lisick on Stage-Diving and Snap Decisions

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Posted 3.20.14 by RW Blogger

P&W–supported writer Beth Lisick is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller Everybody Into the Pool (Regan Books/Harper Collins) and, most recently, Yokohama Threeway and Other Small Shames (City Lights Publishers).
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Heather Dubrow on Fordham University's Poets Out Loud

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Posted 3.13.14 by RW Blogger

Heather Dubrow, director of the Poets Out Loud reading series, holds the John D. Boyd SJ, Chair in the Poetic Imagination at Fordham University. A critic of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, she has published six scholarly books, a coedited collection of essays, and an edition of As You Like It (as well as articles on pedagogy and educational policy).

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Dimitri Keriotis on a Reasonable Writing Retreat

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Posted 2.24.14 by RW Blogger

Dimitri Keriotis’s short story collection The Quiet Time is forthcoming this fall from Stephen F. Austin State University Press. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in the Beloit Fiction Journal, Flyway, BorderSenses, Evening Street Review, and other literary journals. He teaches English at Modesto Junior College and co-coordinates the High Sierra Institute. He and his family live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

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I Went to the Woods to Write: Dimitri Keriotis on Writing Fueled by Natural Settings

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Posted 2.17.14 by RW Blogger

Dimitri Keriotis’s short story collection The Quiet Time is forthcoming this fall from Stephen F. Austin State University Press. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in the Beloit Fiction Journal, Flyway, BorderSenses, Evening Street Review, and other literary journals. He teaches English at Modesto Junior College and co-coordinates the High Sierra Institute. He and his family live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

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Nancy Hathaway on Writing and Rewriting: A Workshop for the Elderly and the Disabled at St. Margaret's House

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Posted 2.13.14 by RW Blogger

Nancy Hathaway has written books on astronomy (The Friendly Guide to the Universe), photography (Native American Portraits), mythology, astrology, and more. Her shorter pieces have been published in periodicals that range from Alimentum and PaperTape to American Recorder and Self. She lives in New York City. 

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