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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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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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