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On Being Creative

This is a somewhat modified repost of an entry originally published in September of 2014. I thought I’d revisit and update it because I’m teaching an introduction to creative writing course this semester, and my class and I have been covering the creative process over the last couple of chapters. 2,417 more words


AUDIO: My Interview + Photo Shoot with poet + musician, Sokunthary Svay

Sokunthary Svay, writer, poet, musician, City College grad student, and newly-minted 2017 Willow Books Emerging Writer, born in a refugee camp in Thailand.  After her parents escaped the forced labor in the rice fields under the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, Sokunthary’s family left in the 1980s and Sokunthary was raised in a New York City housing project in the South Bronx.  51 more words

Diane Allfod Photography

New York Stories, 1979 Edition! Wed April 5th 7pm at Stonewall Inn

New York Stories is back in a fabulous disco-era 1979 edition. Join Nora and her guests David Ilku, Randy Jones, Michael Musto,  Dustin Pittman, James Reginato, Lauren Ezersky, David Russell and Linda Tolbert, plus a surprise or two!  27 more words


Blackout: Conclusion

A version of this post was originally posted on September 19, 2016 as part of the “T Minus 40” project.

When I finally made it to Hudson and 11th, I stood in front of the White Horse Tavern and looked up to see the edge of my friend Kevin’s roof deck. 1,344 more words

Amy Serrago

Blackout: Part 2

You can read “Blackout: Part 1” by clicking here

Once back inside my building I exchanged a few sentences with my Albanian doorman Marjan, whose brother was the super. 1,118 more words

Creative Writing

Blackout: Part 1

A portion of “Blackout” was originally posted as part of T Minus 40 1,309 more words
Creative Writing