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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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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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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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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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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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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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