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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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With Ilaria and Francesca in Piacenza

With Ilaria and Francesca in Piacenza By Sam Hamill The years can be brutal––yesterday a torrent, today just a drizzle. I sat in the sidewalk café sipping cappuccino, watching the morning’s passersby. The girls found me amusing, “like a grampa,” … Continue reading

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2016 Youth Summit Now Public

The last weekend of April, Writing for Peace hosted our first annual Youth Summit to provide a safe place for young writers, artists, and activists (ages 18-30) to discuss aspects of peace, artistic expression, and activism, as well as the … Continue reading

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2016 Young Writers Contest Winners

2016 Contest Judges We would like to acknowledge all of the young writers who took the time to research a new culture and write a story, essay, or poem for the Writing for Peace Young Writers Contest. Completing this challenge … Continue reading

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Introducing DoveTales, Family & Cultural Identity

DoveTales, An International Journal of the Arts Family & Cultural Identity <Purchase Now> Release Date: May 1st, 2016 Cost: $14.95 Page count: 456 Book Description: DoveTales, An International Journal of the Arts, “Family and Cultural Identity” edition features poetry, essays, … Continue reading

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