Rhode Island Writers: 4th Annual Anthology


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As you may already know, I am part of a local group of writers who gather weekly to share their writing. The writers in our group come from amazingly diverse backgrounds but we come together to share in a community of writing, listening, learning and seeking to understand each other and our world a little better.

It is in this spirit I share our latest offering made possible by our leader Linda Langlois who spends the many hours required editing and finalizing details to make our work available to others. The fact is many of the writers in our group are published in various newspapers, periodicals, and books. But, the beauty of the group is we all come for the love of writing. Period. So anyone who has the slightest inkling in that direction is welcome. As a matter of fact,  you might not even realize you love writing until you get around a group of crazy, word-loving wild-eyed writerly folk.

So here we are at the end of another year of writing adventures…with this offering available-  I have heard many of the stories shared in this book, and I assure you if you enjoy short stories, poetry, and a well-turned word, I encourage you to treat yourself to this anthology! I promise you will not be disappointed.

The poems listed below are my contributions included in this anthology and they are not published anywhere else; however, I have read a few of them at local poetry events. Although I like to let poetry be open to interpretation of the reader the poems shared for this anthology are – as always – a glimpse into the heart and soul of the one who writes. These poems were written and/or worked on over the last two years. Especially significant to me and for our times are The Wisdom of Trees and Winged Community which both have been shared for local events. If you would like to hear me read any of the poems listed, let me know in the comments and I will consider sharing a video.

 

Today While Getting Coffee

Drivers Permit

The Wisdom of Trees

Winged Community

The Driver and The Deer

Somewhere Between Neck Pain and Dementia

 

You can read a few of my favorite writers  from the group in the following posts:

You Have a Girl (Guest Post by Linda Langlois)

Nike (A Special Guest Post by Marjorie Vorhaben)

Beginning of the End (Guest Post by Jack Barry)

The Journal (Guest Post by Bethany Taylor)

 

The 4th Annual Anthology by The Neighborhood Guild Creative Writers is available on Amazon NOW in Kindle and paperback. To get the book on Amazon CLICK HERE.

 

 

How We Kick Off Our Holiday Season Each Year!

 

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For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” ~Charles Dickens

 

Tonight our family officially kicks off our Holiday Season. Read on to see how we do it and peek into our favorite Holiday Tradition, started by my Mom as a Christmas gift to us.

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A Farewell to Random Journal Day (Our last RJD gathering)

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Dear Diary…and so begins the journey of a lifetime.

Pictured are the Rag & Bone Bindery Journals that are my personal favorites from my entire collection of roughly 180 filled assorted journals.

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Daughter Fall (A Poem about Letting Go)

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Poetry can be a snapshot of the day, a moment, a memory, a season. It so often captures what I find hard to articulate in essay form, and like paintings leaves room for varied conclusion. I have written this poetic response for my blogging sister and friend Karen, for her Tuesday at Ten prompt. It was perfect because I had already captured the morning in images by the ocean, but this prompt allowed me to approach with words the unspoken emotions pumping through my mom heart today.

I invite you to have a look at the amazing pictures (amazing because RI is a beautifully photographic state, not because I am a great photographer! ) I grabbed and linked for you to enjoy: Narragansett, RI/Fall.

I hope you enjoy the poem and the pictures…

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The Screwtape Letters -Providence Debut!

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It is a fact one of my all time favorite books, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, has been made into a theatrical production. It is also a fact that I was thrilled to hear it would finally be coming to the stage, here in Rhode Island. The best news of all is, I will be in attendance and am thrilled to the gills (didn’t know about my gills, eh?), that I will be able to tell you every detail of my experience in an upcoming post!

So pardon my excitement, and a shout out thanks to Micheal Gravison and The Vets for making it possible.

Now, you fans of C.S. Lewis, Screwtape, Narnia, and Aslan, and all of my fellow Tolkien, LOTR fans and friends- take heed and check out the details from the Press Release below (Press Release below) and stay tuned for my follow up- or even better-hope to see you there! (Insert Dance of Joy here!)

 

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