Category Archives: Poetry

A Writer Goes to Tampa: AWP18

First off, apologies for not blogging for some time. March was a particularly hectic month but that’s no excuse. So-onto AWP18, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference I recently attended in Tampa. With literally hundreds of top-notch discussions about everything from writing topics, the craft of writing, and the publication process to choose…
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Alabama Writers Symposium: Heading South for a New Perspective

April showers may bring May flowers but unfortunately they also brought no blog posts. With my mother entering Hospice and passing away a few days later, it has been a tough month. I’ll write about that experience later. Right now it’s too fresh in my mind. This morning I’m going to blog about something totally…
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Tucson-A Word Lovers Paradise!

The Tucson Festival of Books exceeded my wildest expectations, despite occasional frustration of long lines for many of the author conversations and panels and the limited seating in others. I could write pages about the six discussions by famous writers that I was able to participate in, which included:  Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel Ridley…
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All Work and No Play? No Way!

Much of what we write is serious. News stories, feature articles, newsletters, and press releases should be compelling, but also accurate. Though these are all challenging and rewarding writing projects, sometimes writers, like anyone else, need to let off a little steam, to add a bit of frivolity to the mix. This is not a…
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