Category Archives: Activism

Poetry fuels the fire; powerful play… by Andrea W. Doray

President’s Corner: Poetry fuels the fire; and the powerful play goes on… by Andrea W. Doray Not surprisingly, I am in love with the written word. I love the power of the pen on the page to move, amuse, anger, … Continue reading

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A World of Voices, by Vicki Lindner

A World of Voices By Vicki Lindner   In May I flew to New York, my former hometown, for PEN America’s 2017 World Voices Festival, “Gender+Power.” Unlike most literary conferences, this one, founded after 9/11 by Salman Rushdie and others, … Continue reading

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First Amendment Essential to Peaceful Activism, by Andrea Doray, Plus Young Writer Contest Results

President’s Corner: A free press, and freedom of speech, are essential to peaceful activism by Andrea W. Doray I am a writer. And – as far as I know – no one is offering a bounty for one of my … Continue reading

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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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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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D.M. Aderibigbe Joins Advisory Panel

Writing for Peace welcomes D.M. Aderibigbe to our panel of young advisers and Youth Summit keynote speakers. Aderibigbe was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He graduated with a BA in History and Strategic Studies from University of Lagos in 2014. His … Continue reading

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When the bell tolls for coal, By Vicki Lindner

When the bell tolls for coal: Pull yourself up by your WHAT? By Vicki Lindner (Previously published in Wyofile.com, Wyoming’s truth-telling online newspaper, representing free journalism in a conservative state. Reprinted by permission.) (Opinion) — I moved from New York … Continue reading

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How Humanity Fell in Love with Itself Once Again, By Lyla June Johnston

The Story of How Humanity Fell in Love with Itself Once Again By Lyla June Johnston I spend a lot of time honoring and calling upon my Native American ancestors. I am keenly aware that my father’s people hold a … Continue reading

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2016 Young Writers Contest Begins!

Writing for Peace News  The 2016 Young Writers Contest Is Open! Since we first started our contest in the fall of 2011, we’ve received stories, essays, and poetry from students in over 24 countries. And now our 5th annual Writing … Continue reading

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