Monthly Archives: January 2015

Visit by award-winning poet is enriching

Jina Ortiz, co-editor of All about Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color, has a busy schedule these days promoting the highly acclaimed anthology. Over the next several weeks, she’ll be hosting book parties in Springfield, Massachusetts, New York City, … Continue reading

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What I learned during an afternoon with award-winning writer Jina Ortiz

I’ve been plugged into the writing community for years and have wondered if it’s worth my time, attending writing conferences, taking classes at Grub Street Creative Writing Center, and reading the trades magazines. I’ve spent hours scouring the “calls for … Continue reading

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A hairdresser is a writer’s best friend: Read my guest blog post

For years I’ve been a customer at The Hair Kingdom, a salon in the Roxbury section of Boston. Little did I know that Mamie, the owner, would become one of the biggest supporters of my literary efforts. Read more about … Continue reading

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