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February 9, 2018

Sometimes as writers we just need a quick fix—to be noticed, to have our work read by someone other than our spouse, and to see our words in print (or online). If you find yourself in need of some quick validation, submitting a short piece to Visual Verse may be just t...

December 22, 2015

In my workshops I often invite participants to respond to images—whether from the New York Times Magazine fashion issue (Who dresses like that? Discuss.), PostSecret, my friend Lauren Rutten’s photographs, or works of art. Mary Winksy’s “Snowfields of Childhood” in las...

December 15, 2015

The image above is called "Snow Field," by the Maine artist Kathleen Perelka. During the "Stirring the Creative Cauldron" women's retreat I led in October, I spread images from Perelka's calendar across the table and invited participants to pick one up and write about...

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