Category Archives: On Writing

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Read With Me – MLK Project

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Guest Blog: In Search of a Bookstore…


Ebony, Jr.!  Way to get this reader nostalgic!  I started this blog as a 54-year-old woman enjoying the prose and […]

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Guest Blog: Slow and Steady – Means Everyone Wins


Chinua Achebe was the first writer I read who articulated for me with absolute Igbo clarity that art could be […]

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Guest Blog: In a Time Before Cable, On a Night Without Internet


This is like balm.  True, it is a blog, that unlovely word, and it’s coming at us on a screen, […]

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Guest Blog: An Author’s Intro in Martha’s Vineyard


Here is the intro that John Hough gave at a lovely private reading reception hosted by Sheldon and Lucy Hackney […]

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Guest Post: Swimmin’ Back to Africa


I am so grateful for the poetry here, and the company.  What a densely beautiful sampling of Debra’s discoveries, over […]

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Ladysitting (Pt 1.)


On Saturday, we made our preparations for Hurricane Irene, especially for wind and power loss.  We’d driven home the day […]

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Guest Post: Where Do Un-Marketed E-Books Go to Die?


Like Tina’s novel, this piece is trudat and funny. But seriously, Tina knows the real deal: that you can only […]

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Inheritance


I am grateful to see that this week’s New York Times Book Review article by Roy Hoffman emphasizes the treatment […]

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Power in words


At lunch this past Sunday, former Civil Rights Commissioner Dr. Mary Frances Berry spoke to incoming students in the University […]

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