Diversity in Representation

In case you were looking for some totally badass female authors of color, here's the newest from HuffPo interviewing Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl. I'll add to the list two personal favorites, Octavia Butler and Ntozake Shange. Then HuffPo went and did it again with these 34 poets of color, kudos!!! This reminded me to tell you … Continue reading Diversity in Representation

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Teen Poetry

Tonight Karen Hayes and I will be hosting our first co-taught poetry workshop. Since it's for teens, I tried to compile some teen-specific references. If you're interesting in helping a teen get interested in poetry, you can use this as your starter guide! Refer them to check out this site: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poetry-teens And this one really … Continue reading Teen Poetry

Nevertheless

Nevertheless, she persisted. It's become a very popular phrase, and HuffPo decided it was the perfect opportunity for a book list recommendation. So did Goodreads, and so did Powell's. Pop Goes the Reader even made a terrific wallpaper with the theme (and can I just say, her blog is so beautiful!!!) If you didn't hear the … Continue reading Nevertheless

Jobe’s Monster-Long Ethically-Sourced Compilation on How To Write a Memoir

What is a memoir? A memoir is a narrative about your personal experience. http://www.creative-writing-now.com/how-to-write-a-memoir.html Write memoir, not autobiography Autobiography is the story of an entire life, but a memoir is just one story from that life. You can only ever write one autobiography, but you can write countless memoirs. http://www.rd.com/advice/great-tips-on-how-to-write-your-memoir/#ixzz3WpiG8Xzp A memoir can be about: A … Continue reading Jobe’s Monster-Long Ethically-Sourced Compilation on How To Write a Memoir