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April 23, 2019

I've enjoyed having Lynn Lothman as a participant in my Monday afternoon Amherst Writers & Artists workshop, “Writing from the Heart.” Lynn has lived in the equatorial jungles of Sumatra and traipsed through the streets and underground of London, and her collection of...

March 28, 2019

It's been far too long since I've showcased one of the talented writers in my Monday afternoon women's writing workshop, "Writing from the Heart." Barbara Leary's work schedule doesn't often permit her to join us, but I love it when she does! Barbara says she'll write...

June 19, 2018

At the end of April a small group of writers joined me for Flower & Garden / Pen & Page, a Saturday morning writing workshop that incorporated a visit to the annual Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival within walking distance of my house.

As part of our writing that da...

May 18, 2018

In the last six-week session of Writing from the Heart, one of our favorite prompts was this: Write about your favorite childhood junk food, perhaps in the form of an ode. An ode is a lyric poem that praises its subject, one of the classics being Keats' "Ode on a Greci...

November 1, 2017

A new session of Writing from the Heart, a women’s Amherst Writers & Artists workshop, began on Monday. I had been looking forward to this particular workshop because I had been holding in reserve some spooky postcards I had bought at La Chartreuse, a 14th century mona...

March 16, 2017

Cindy Atlee and I go way back to the days when I taught YogaRhythmics®. Every week we danced, laughed, and stretched together, and I had no idea that she was also a powerhouse in the marketing world. Back then she was Senior Vice President/Branding & Organizational Cul...

October 31, 2016

Barbara Farmer has been coming to my Monday women’s AWA workshop, Writing from the Heart, for several years. You can still hear traces of her Queens, New York, roots in her speech, though she lives in Leesburg now. A retired RN of 38 years, Barbara is married with two...

July 31, 2016

Holly Peterson has been coming to my "Writing from the Heart" workshop in Purcellville for several years now. An accomplished artist and co-owner of an art studio in Leesburg, her writing is suffused with wit and wisdom--and there is often an unexpected twist that give...

June 20, 2016

I met Pamela Schmidt in my women's Amherst Writers & Artists workshop, "Writing from the Heart," in Purcellville, VA. A passionate, vibrant woman and a gifted writer, her stories are captivating, full of the sensory details that make a piece of writing come alive.

Pamel...