Category Archives: The Writing Room

Greetings for 2012

During the darkest weeks of this winter season, I stepped back to take in the fullness of the past year. The reflection surfaced gratitude, personally and professionally. As days began to lengthen, I retreated to Trout Lake in the Hiawatha … Continue reading

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Give Away

At the workshop “Writing as Healing,” participants taught me the importance of listening, often times a challenge for wordy-types like myself. The lesson especially was fitting for a program being given at The Listening Ear Crisis Center, which offers a … Continue reading

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Playing with Shadows

My recent workshop “Writing as Healing” gave rise to a new piece, also inspired by recent events that reminded me about laying down the power of past pains.  It’s a poem-in-progress called “Give Away,” and I look forward to sharing … Continue reading

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New Open Mic!

Good news! Greater Lansing has a new open mic for written and spoken-word that starts tonight at Gone Wired Cafe, 2021 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. Sign-up begins at 7:45pm with the open mic at 8:00pm. The event is free … Continue reading

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Unpacking Embodying Our Words

In anticipation of Embodying Our Words – a HerStories program in the greater Lansing area held February 18 and 19 – I reread Gloria Anzaldúa’s essay “now let us shift . . . the path of conocimiento . . . … Continue reading

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V-Day 2011

Do you know about V-Day? The ‘V’ in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina. It is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. Wherever you are in the world search here to locate events, explore … Continue reading

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New Year Happenings

We’re well into January 2011, yet still I wish you a very happy New Year! This month debuts a collaborative blog on titled The Writing Room. It’s the online counterpart to a creative writing circle that I facilitate twice … Continue reading

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