April 5 / 17 Hey….Lots of things going on in the world of literature so let’s not waste time and see what’s going on…. SEWANEE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS IN POETRY, FICTION, AND PLAYWRITING JULY 18 – 30, 2017 THE … Continue reading Wednz Scene: Literature Events & Conferences
March 21 / 17 Spring is officially here. That means it’s time for Spring Read 2017. Found twelve that just may interest you…. Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen The Child – Fiona Barton Amberlough: A Novel – Lara Elena Donnelly … Continue reading Spring Reads 2017
March 4 / 17 Good Morning creative peeps! Two things in the literature department to share with you. The first is the Southampton Writers Conference….. SOUTHAMPTON WRITERS CONFERENCE July 12 – 13, 2017 Melissa Bank / Billy Collins / … Continue reading Wkend Scene: 2017 Southampton Writers Conference & A Writing Contest
Feb. 27 / 17 Hello! I wanted to share a poem by James Baldwin to celebrate Black History. Notice that I didn’t say Black History Month. Black History, Native, Hispanic, Asian…..is all American History. Staggerlee wonders – Poem by James Baldwin I always wonder what they think the niggers are doing while they, the pink and alabaster pragmatists, are containing Russia and defining and re-defining and re-aligning China, nobly restraining themselves, meanwhile, from blowing up that earth which they have already blasphemed into dung: the gentle, wide-eyed, cheerful ladies, and their men, nostalgic for the noble cause of Vietnam, nostalgic … Continue reading Reflections: Staggerlee wonders by James Baldwin
Feb. 22 / 17 Hey! The Iowa Writer’s Workshop will be coming this summer and yes, there is information for this upcoming workshop…… cred: university of iowa Anyone may apply for non-degree summer coursework offered; this summer, the Workshop will … Continue reading The Iowa Writer’s Workshop 2017
Feb. 18 / 17 Evening! Just one writer’s conference to pass along….. cred: awp (association of writers & writing programs) Editors, Agents, and Publishers—The Business of Writing: Seminar Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States Mark and Joanna demystify how the business … Continue reading Weekend Scene: Writer’s Conferences….
cred: harper’s bazaar Article: 14 Best Books You Need to Read in January by Lauren Christensen featured images: harper’s bazaar & Wallpaper Abyss Continue reading Winter Reads 2017
Feb. 6 / 17 In honor of Black History Month, Shadowbox will feature all forms of creativity from the minds of past, present, and future African-Americans, who continue to inspire us. The Color Black (Black Pride) by Magdala Compere As I was looking for a poem to show my pride I saw some things that made my black skin want to hide They take the proud color of black and turn it into lies With the junk that fills our people’s minds Black is the color of blindness In which my dark path seems Black is the color of darkness … Continue reading Black History in Literature….Magdala Compere