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The Giving Season

“Through education and creative writing, Writing for Peace seeks to cultivate the empathy that allows minds to open to new cultural views, to value the differences as well as the hopes and dreams that unite all of humanity, to develop a spirit of leadership and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Wishes

Dear Writing for Peace Family, I’m thinking this morning about all of you, our wonderful directors, inspiring advisers, and amazing contributors, Young Writers and readers, with gratitude. There are times (especially in the last two years) when discouragement takes on … Continue reading

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Historical Change, by Carmel Mawle

As founder and president of the board of directors, I want to clarify that Writing for Peace is a Not-for-Profit (501c3) entity and, as such, we do not endorse political candidates. Our goal is to encourage young writers to do … Continue reading

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In This Moment, by Lacey Knight

In This Moment By Lacey Knight I was in a waiting room this morning, my 18-month-old on my lap, when I realized the television was tuned to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the senate panel. As I intently read … Continue reading

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Different Walks

Different Walks By Rachelle Mawle I’ve been thinking a lot about the state of public discourse, lately. So much of the conflict seems to center on long-held beliefs. And many of those who most adamantly cling to extreme views on … Continue reading

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Let’s Catch Up!

While our blog has been quiet, our board and contributors have been busy. There has been much activity on our Writing for Peace Facebook page. If you haven’t had a chance to check out our 2018 DoveTales Book Launch Celebration, … Continue reading

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Empathy in Art: Embracing the Other Book Launch Celebration

We are excited to announce the coming release of our sixth edition of DoveTales, an International Journal of the Arts. Our latest book is themed and titled Empathy in Art: Embracing the Other and features the work of 70 writers … Continue reading

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2018 Young Writers Contest Winners

2018 Young Writers Contest Winners Judges: Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, poetry; Adriana Páramo, nonfiction; and Djelloul Marbrook, fiction Participating in the Writing for Peace Young Writers Contest takes a commitment to research, an open mind, and refining the craft of writing. … Continue reading

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Using Fiction to Make a Difference, By C. Hope Clark

Using Fiction to Make a Difference By C. Hope Clark  Writing for peace . . . writing for any cause . . . usually comes in the form of nonfiction. The narrative essay, the journalism piece, the academic study. These … Continue reading

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In Memoriam, Sam Hamill (1943-2018)

In Memoriam, Sam Hamill (1943-2018) By Carmel Mawle Sam once told me that he thought I’d move away from writing prose. Our flights had been delayed after his reading in New York, and he’d seen a short verse I’d written … Continue reading

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