Writing for Peace News, July 2012

Our new website is online, and our blog is now officially up and running! Despite our relative silence, we’ve been busy this summer and we have much to share with you. Here’s a quick update:

Phil Richards, Colgate Professor of English.Phillip Richards joins our Board of Directors

As a literature professor and long-time peace activist, Phillip Richards brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to our board. Phillip resides in Hamilton, New York, where he is on the faculty of Colgate University. He has dedicated much of his life to civil rights issues, and his passion for peace and social justice is truly inspiring. Learn more about Phillip on his page, and watch for his future posts on our blog.

Dean Metcalf, Writing for Peace Advisor

Dean Metcalf  joins our Advisory Panel

Dean Metcalf  is the author of RATTLESNAKE DREAMS: An American Warrior’s Story, and a world-traveling journalist. His service with the U.S. Marine Corps became the foundation for a body of work dedicated to understanding war and peace. Learn more about him on his page, and (of course) watch for his posts on our blog.

DoveTales Call for Submissions

The Writing for Peace literary journal, DoveTales, is accepting submissions for our inaugural issue to be published online and by print-on-demand on January 1st.  Check out our submission guidelines here.

Mentor, photography by Jen Benka

Mentor, photography by Jen Benka

Writing for Peace Mentor Application Online

Consider becoming a part of the Writing for Peace mentoring program. Mentors encourage and guide young writers from all over the world, answering craft questions, offering encouragement, and suggestions for further research. Depending on a mentor’s areas of expertise, they may field questions about various peace, human rights, or environmental activism. A mentor might be asked to answer questions about cultural or social issues. Volunteering as a Writing for Peace mentor is a unique way to make a difference through your own writing and life experience. You can find the mentor application here.

Writing for Peace cowboysCreative Writing Day Camp

Registration for our first annual Young Writers’ Rocky Mountain Creative Writing Day Camp is online. Nestled against the Colorado Rocky Mountains at the beautiful Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, this will be an unparalleled writing experience. Keynote speakers are William Haywood Henderson, Page Lambert, and John Gritts. Writers will experience a working ranch with a hayride tour, optional horseback riding, and campfire reading. Find creative inspiration in the natural world and in the rich history of our western forebears. Register online here.

David Scott Pointer, Writing for Peace Advisor

David Scott Pointer, Poet, Educator

Watch for Writing for Peace posts once or twice per week. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest news and program developments.  You’ll also hear from our Advisory Panel and Board of Directors.

You won’t want to miss our next installment, when David Scott Pointer shares memories of his own early childhood conditioning to be an American soldier. David punctuates his story with powerfully raw poetry and two very poignant photographs.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope to hear from you!

In peace,

Carmel Mawle

President and Founder





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