Day: November 6, 2016

Weekend Scene: 24th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

November 6 / 16 Hi! As promised, I have a weekend scene for you in the form of literature. The 24th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway is coming and I have some information courtesy of AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs). cred: awp 24th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway Galloway, New Jersey, United States   Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 24th Annual Winter Getaway featuring Stephen Dunn and Sharon Olds. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir and poetry. Early registration discounts and scholarships available – details at stockton.edu/wintergetaway “This conference is a gift. It permits a writer to take risks without concern for impressing or competing. It gave me the space to imagine and experiment. This is a community that is generous and encouraging while also being honest. A great relief.” ~ Amy S., Blue Bell, PA, Winter Getaway Participant This program is presented by Murphy Writing of Stockton University. Faculty Featured Writers Include: Stephen Dunn, Sharon Olds, …

Shadowbox Support for Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust

November 6 / 16 Good Morning. I will be posting a Weekend Scene later, but first things first. This was passed along to me recently and it is a great opportunity to support the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. What is MWCT about? The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) works to protect the legendary ecosystems and astounding biodiversity of East Africa through conservation that directly benefits local Maasai communities. The world increasingly relies on many traditional communities like the Maasai to protect the ecological treasures that exist within the land that they own. But the incredible wilderness and wildlife of Africa’s grasslands and the famous culture of the Maasai people both face daunting threats to their long-term survival. The fate of both rests with the Maasai themselves as they work to figure out how to benefit from their incredible natural resources while preserving them. The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust NYC Marathon is taking place later today and one of my favorite actors, Lee Pace is participating for the first time. You may remember him in as …