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For the Week of February 7, 2016: Between the Pages: Life Remembered

There is no Frigate like a Book

To take us Lands away

Nor any Coursers like a Page

Of prancing Poetry –

This Traverse may the poorest take… 947 more words

Expressive Writing

My Remorse

Scanning over my favorite fiction books, listening to the most poetic, magically-written songs and watching romantic movies are only a few things of what I do to come up with bright words talking about life, his smile, his kindness, the way he bothers my mind and how he makes my heart beat fast. 148 more words


Headspace: 5 Days In

Headspace is a meditation tool that can be used from the web or through an app of the same name. It was created by Andy Puddicombe, who left college in his early twenties and pursed a 10 year journey studying meditation by becoming a monk.  481 more words


A Lady's Vindication: Writing a Woman's Biography

Today my review of Lady Byron and Her Daughters, by Julia Markus, appeared at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

In it I address what it means to write the biography of a woman overshadowed by a famous man. 524 more words


Introduction to Creative Life Writing classes

“Fill your life with stories. It’s time to start writing.”

Join me for an Introduction to Creative Life Writing six-week course at Yarraville Community Centre, commencing 

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A Contract for Literary Couples and 20th-Century Life Writing

Bloomsbury has offered a contract for “Literary Couples and 20th-Century Life Writing: Narrative and Intimacy.”  This project has been in the works a long time, and has taken on a variety of shapes in my mind.   206 more words


Of cocktails and conversation

Walking into a bar at the age of almost forty I feel like an eighteen-year old again. It’s been so long I’ve forgotten how to do it – what to order, where to sit, what to do with my bag, how to avoid or return the glances of other patrons. 1,216 more words

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