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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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Standing up for a free press, by Andrea W. Doray

President’s Corner: Standing up for a free press by Andrea W. Doray   Journalists are in mortal danger and that’s not fake news. From the continuous assault on the news media as an “enemy of the people” from the president … Continue reading

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A Moral Imperative, By Andrea W. Doray

President’s Corner: America has a moral imperative to offer asylum by Andrea W. Doray United States from Egypt, where she would have been murdered by her own family as an honor killing because she refused an arranged marriage to her … Continue reading

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New Board Members

Writing for Peace celebrates the addition of four new members to our Board of Directors,  Mary Carroll-Hackett, Jody Rein, Azfar Rizvi, and Brad Wetzler. The range of experience and knowledge these Directors bring to Writing for Peace is vast, and … Continue reading

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Birds Still Build Nests, by Mary Carroll-Hackett

Birds Still Build Nests By Mary Carroll-Hackett even when bombs are falling, even when the dams are failing, even when the hate is ravenous and roaring, even when the hills are on fire. Birds still build nests, making homes for … Continue reading

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