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Activities, Accomplishments, Announcements

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aug 5, 2007, 8:54 pm

I want to set up a place for people to talk about their activities and accomplishments. Conferences, papers, festivals, publications. A little newsletter of sorts for accomplishments in art and literature. Get busy, and let's fill up this space.

Announcements can be made here, too.

aug 6, 2007, 9:51 am

At Theresa's invitation, I am posting the link to WVU that I mentioned in my introduction/currently reading post. The link should bring you to the 2007 Exhibition, and you can access my poem/essay by clicking on my name block (R. Joyce Heon) in the list at the left.

Below the list of names is a list of archives for the previous years' exhibitions. I wrote the introduction for 2006 and have poems in the first year.

I also have online poems in the first issue of The Country Mouse.

Redigeret: aug 6, 2007, 1:33 pm

Corey Mesler of this group says:

"I won 3rd place in a 60s erotica short story contest and my story can be found here:

It is a brief visit back to the folks in my novel We are Billion-Year-Old Carbon and Mr. Brautigan makes a brief appearance."



aug 7, 2007, 11:43 pm

Denne meddelelse er blevet slettet af dens forfatter.

aug 30, 2007, 2:37 am

Activity: I am going to Big Sur to teach writing workshops during the week of September 6-14. These workshops are part of a series created by The Sun: A Magazine of Ideas, edited by Sy Safransky.

aug 30, 2007, 6:49 am

It's a sort of tiny thing, but I was awarded the Gluck Foundation Fellowship. I get to lead a poetry workshop to teens (9th-10th grade) and I get to turn them on to poetry and get them to check it out and read more.

Now I gotta find some contemporary poets that are good starts for them to check out.

aug 30, 2007, 3:49 pm

"After a Death" by Gregory Orr

I heard the front door close
and from my window saw
my father cross the moonlit lawn
and start up the orchard road.
Then I was with him,
my mittened hand in his,
and Peter, my brother, his dead son,
holding his other hand.
The way the three of us walked
was a kind of steady weeping.

I have catalogs from Copper Canyon Press, and found this in the few minutes I looked.

There surely are more, but this can work with youngsters I think. Esta1923

aug 30, 2007, 4:07 pm

"The Catcher's Mask" by Richard Jones
Before you were born, I hung it on a nail
on the blue wall above the waiting crib
like a good-luck charm to watch over you.
Your mother had me take it down.
She worried a mask would frighten you--
the empty face behind the metal cage.
But it's a mask from my youth,
the metal rusted, the straps cracked,
the leather padding soft as butter.
I've kept it, knowing one day
you will pull it on and it will shield you--
Kneeling in the red dirt, waiting
for the pitches thrown at you.
(from Esta 1923.... good luck with project!)

aug 30, 2007, 5:34 pm

#6: That sounds exciting. Check out Neruda's poem "Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines." Everybody can relate to that poem.

aug 30, 2007, 11:32 pm

Here is a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks that might appeal to them:

We Real Cool

we real cool.
we left school.
we lurk late.
we strike straight.
we sing sin.
we thin gin.
we jazz june.
we die soon.

BTW, congratulations!

aug 31, 2007, 12:16 pm

Ah, thanks for the recommendations everyone!

sep 8, 2007, 5:42 pm

I was fond of Emily Dickinson when I was a teenager.

sep 15, 2007, 2:20 pm

I am back from Big Sur. The workshops I taught at Esalen went great, the students were open and ready and of course the setting was amazing. I shall pepper some observations throughout the topics at this group. It was nice to get back and see so many posts to the group while I was away!

mar 29, 2008, 9:27 pm

Great news! I've been granted a writing residency at Provincetown, MA for the summer! I just found out on Friday. I will get traveling expenses, a stipend, an opportunity to attend three workshops (art or writing), and will give a public reading. Here is the link to the Fine Arts Work Center, where I will be staying:

apr 3, 2008, 12:35 am

Congratulations! Have a fine time.

apr 3, 2008, 12:40 am

Thanks, Esta. I certainly look forward to getting lots of writing done!

apr 3, 2008, 12:43 am

Sweet! That is great news, Theresa. Congratulations!

apr 3, 2008, 6:35 pm

Thanks, teelgee!

apr 6, 2008, 1:26 pm

Theresa, that is so great!

In her memoir, Truth & Beauty, Ann Patchett tells about being awarded the Provincetown fellowship & how happy she was, so you are now part of a select & talented few. Hope you have time to enjoy the Beach!

Love, Marian

apr 6, 2008, 8:04 pm

Marian, I think I have that Patchett memoir but I never had a chance to read it. I should find it and read it now! Yes, it is just a stupendous opportunity; blessings galore on the OAC for making it possible. Imagine, the stomping grounds of Stanley Kunitz, Michael Cunningham, and Norman Mailer! Wow!

apr 8, 2008, 12:17 pm

Less than a month ago I posted my novel SO DARK THE NIGHT on my site in its entirety. If you're into supernatural mysteries with lots of paranormal creatures and two funny, bickering leads, pop by for a look:

apr 8, 2008, 1:56 pm

Cliff, thanks so much for posting this. It sounds like fun.

apr 8, 2008, 4:45 pm

Thanks, Theresa.

After three (+) years of writing, I'm glad to have SO DARK THE NIGHT out there and available for folks to read. So far a couple of thousand visitors have popped by in less than a month so word is definitely spreading.

But all the promo and plugging I've been doing has been, I admit, a bit wearing. I need to get on to my next project, which is exactly what I hope to be doing in the next week-ten days...

apr 8, 2008, 7:38 pm

Oh that weird juxtaposition of creating and then having to sell yourself! Such a right brain/left brain divide. We all deserve patrons and agents!

apr 9, 2008, 9:37 am

It's a good point, teelgee.

Having to turn on and off those creative juices, forced to KEEP them off while we expend energies on less satisfying aspects of our vocation. I wouldn't mind if promotion meant giving readings but what I'm enduring is flitting about cyberspace, looking for any sites devoted to reviewing or promoting science fiction, horror, mystery, occult and/or the supernatural.

The oddest thing is, despite my efforts, the person steering many readers my way belongs to a site that celebrates erotic fiction, folks I hadn't even contacted during my version of a media blitz. They just heard about the novel, checked it out and loved it. Now they're telling everyone they know to check out SO DARK THE NIGHT.

I'm not complaining but it's...odd...

apr 10, 2008, 5:34 pm

I don't find it that odd, Cliff. There's a definite link between the dark, mysterious dangerous realms and the erotic.

apr 10, 2008, 6:01 pm

...good point, as always, Margad.

Sex & death.

The best sources of inspiration a creative artist could ask for.

maj 15, 2008, 12:26 am

Ha, ha, ha, I just won a $20 Amazon gift certificate for participating in a survey created by a PhD student on blogging! She (the student) entered the participants into a drawing and I won! That's the first time I've ever won anything in a drawing!

maj 16, 2008, 11:22 am

Wow, Theresa! I just read about your Provincetown, MA appointment. Congratulations! Robert Motherwell had a beautiful home and studios there. I believe Hopper also hit the town with a few glancing blows. The Abstract Expressionists held some events there, trying to advance their cause. You're going to be surrounded with greatness! Enjoy, and please tell us everything.

maj 16, 2008, 12:43 pm

Oh, thank you! It starts in just two weeks! I plan to take two poetry workshops and one art studio workshop while I'm there, and to work on my second novel. My hope is to finish the first draft of the novel. Stanley Kunitz is a favorite poet of mine and his home/garden is very close to the Fine Arts Work Center where I'll be living for 3 months.

D. M., do you have a Facebook account? I import blog entries to my Facebook account. Facebook is a very good networking tool. I plan to try to continue making blog entries from Provincetown.

If you have a Facebook account, Friend me. I use my real name: Theresa Aleshire Williams