Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Year of Reading Women

There’s an important essay going around that, if you haven’t read it yet, you should read now before finishing this post. It’s called On Pandering by Claire Vaye Watkins, who is known to me by her fantastic 2013 debut collection of short stories, Battleborn, which won five literary awards. The essay is actually a speech […]

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Spread the Writing Love

A year ago, I began volunteering at a retirement community teaching a memoir writing class to a handful of dedicated writers. I refer to these writers collectively as “my ladies,” because except for the occasional man who pops in now and then, the regulars are all women (above). Most of them — perhaps all— have never undertaken a […]

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What Inspires You?

As we come down the home stretch of 2015, I have much to be thankful for. In September, I officially launched workshops for Fresh Pond Writers and a month later received my first acceptance for a short story. That story, “Williams,” which imagines a future where Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams is awoken from […]

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