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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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Speak Out for the Right Reasons, by Kira Marshall-McKelvey

“When we’re constantly feeling good about ourselves, putting our altruism on our CVs, how selfless an act is it really?” Speak Out for the Right Reasons By Kira Marshall-McKelvey I am a member of Colorado State University Speakout! program, a … Continue reading

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Swoop, Bash, and Submit!

“Swoopers write a story quickly, higgledy-piggledy, crinkum-crankum, any which way. Then they go over it again painstakingly, fixing everything that is just plain awful or doesn’t work. Bashers go one sentence at a time, getting it exactly right before they … Continue reading

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Partial Blueprint for Becoming Citizen Journalists, by Djelloul Marbrook

  A Partial Blueprint for Becoming Citizen Journalists By Djelloul Marbrook The Atlantic’s recent story that libraries are moving to fill the vacuum left by the corporatization and consolidation of local news media is one of those rare American occasions … Continue reading

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Young Writers Contest Announcement

Young Writers Contest Announcement Now in its sixth year, our annual Writing for Peace Young Writers Contest has had entries from 26 countries and every continent except Antarctica! We’ve extended the deadline to receive essays, poems, and stories from young … Continue reading

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President’s Corner: January Hello and Update, By Carmel Mawle

President’s Corner: Hello, friends! I’m hoping that this first post of 2018 finds you all well and on your way to a fruitful new year. We look forward to supporting you in your writing and activism. First, some news: President … Continue reading

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Small Bites: Regional Chapters of Writing for Peace, by Mary Carroll-Hackett

Small (Local) Bites: Creating Regional Chapters of Writing for Peace By Mary Carroll-Hackett I’ve had the privilege of working with the national organization Writing for Peace for the last four years, an organization dedicated to employing the skills, talents, and … Continue reading

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Poetry by Phil Johnson, Guest Contributor

A BRISK WALK A brisk walk Takes me to a wall My hand searches the names For a ribbon of my sanity The cold marble Folds into itself with sorrow The wall aches of innocence It is the texture of … Continue reading

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On Empathy, by Andrea W. Doray

  Empathy unites the hopes and dreams of humanity by Andrea W. Doray One Friday night recently, I was in Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Ukraine. I smelled the jasmine and heard the mourning doves of Syria. I savored lunch in Afghanistan. … Continue reading

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One thing we know for sure: This should not have happened by Andrea W. Doray

President’s Corner: One thing we know for sure: This should not have happened by Andrea W. Doray   Sunday, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, a lone gunman killed more than 50 people and wounded more than 500 more. The details … Continue reading

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