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The Peace Correspondent, Vol.1, No. 2

The Peace Correspondent, Vol.1, No. 2 Identity and Extremism We’re excited to announce the second edition of The Peace Correspondent, a solution-based periodical published three times per year by Writing for Peace. The theme of this edition is “Identity and … Continue reading

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Famine, by Djelloul Marbrook

  Famine I’ve kicked my ass all over the world for sipping poisons like an oenologist, but it’s not without its rewards: the cracks in buildings speak and I’m the plenipotentiary of a foreign power whose name I forget. I … Continue reading

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Birds Still Build Nests, by Mary Carroll-Hackett

Birds Still Build Nests By Mary Carroll-Hackett even when bombs are falling, even when the dams are failing, even when the hate is ravenous and roaring, even when the hills are on fire. Birds still build nests, making homes for … Continue reading

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Dylann Roof, “A Fractured Soul,” by Edward Currelley

The Case of Dylann Roof, “A Fractured Soul” By Edward D. Currelley Dylann Roof is an all-American boy. A home grown terrorist, Roof reflects an America this nation does not want you to know—the same nation that has now elected … Continue reading

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Introducing Our New President, Andrea W. Doray

By Carmel Mawle, Founder and Past President One afternoon, in April of 2012, a group of writers gathered around a table in front of a Denver coffee shop. Herb gardens bloomed and spilled from pots as we brainstormed with a … Continue reading

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New Year’s Message from Carmel Mawle

Despite world and national events of worrisome significance, this great beautiful globe has continued to spin on its axis, and we have come to the close of 2016. There’s been much wringing of hands over what 2017 might bring. No … Continue reading

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The Peace Correspondent, Edition I

We’re excited to announce the premier issue of The Peace Correspondent, a solution-based periodical published three times per year by Writing for Peace. The theme of our first issue is “Racial and Social Justice”. In order to maintain our periodical … Continue reading

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2017 Young Writers Contest Now Open!

2017 Panel of Judges Our 6th annual Young Writers Contest is now officially open! We’re excited to introduce our 2017 Panel of Judges: Chip Livingston, Poetry; Nick Arvin, Fiction, and Brad Wetzler, Nonfiction. We’re grateful to these accomplished writers for … Continue reading

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The Night of Shattered Myth, by Swatilekha Roy

Swatilekha Roy is a 2016 Young Writers Contest Notable Finalist who writes from Durgapur, West Bengal, India. Swatilekha’s story caught the attention of our judges with its courage and hope. As one of our judges commented, “Swatilekha reaches for empathy … Continue reading

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We Shouldn’t Wait, By Melissa Hassard

I was invited this week to talk with a group of young writing campers held at a local university campus. The e-mail I received advised there would be about 100 kids, from 3rd to 12th grade, and asked me to … Continue reading

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