Day: April 28, 2018

National Poetry Month: Lucille Clifton

April 28 / 18 National Poetry Month folks! The last featured poet and poems and I found some great poems by Lucille Clifton. Take a look at these… Credit source: Poem Hunter Homage To My Hips – by Lucille Clifton these hips are big hips. they need space to move around in. they don’t fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don’t like to be held back. these hips have never been enslaved, they go where they want to go they do what they want to do. these hips are mighty hips. these hips are magic hips. i have known them to put a spell on a man and spin him like a top   Moonchild – by Lucille Clifton whatever slid into my mother’s room that late june night, tapping her great belly, summoned me out roundheaded and unsmiling. is this the moon, my father used to grin. cradling me? it was the moon but nobody knew it then. the moon understands dark places. the moon has secrets of her …

Wknd Scene: Santa Barbara Writers Conference

April 28 / 18 Hello! The final weekend of April has come. The Santa Barbara Writers Conference is coming in June of this year. For those of you who may find this interesting, you still have a chance of registering. Here are the details from their website… Credit source: Santa Barbara Writers Santa Barbara Writers Conference June 17-22, 2018 Improve your craft • Find your tribe • Make lifelong connections Since 1972 writers from around the world have gathered each June at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to rub elbows with fellow storytellers, celebrate well-known authors, and network with publishing professionals.  Join us beachside for an intensive, weeklong experience dedicated to the craft of writing. Workshops cover literary fiction, mystery, sci-fi, memoir, creative nonfiction, travel writing, poetry, screenwriting, and marketing. The June 17-22, 2018 conference includes: 5 full days of workshops led by 36 talented teachers 5 keynote presentations by successful authors Afternoon speakers and panel discussions Book signings with author-speakers Opening Night Banquet Poolside Cocktail Reception Awards Banquet Optional one-on-one manuscript consultations Registration for appointments …