1.) When did you know you wanted to be a writer? I think I have always wanted to be a writer, but I didn’t have the courage until I took a free writing class at the Weston library taught by Marcelle Soviero. After that class I enrolled in Marcelle’s memoir class at Westport Writers Workshop. […]
We’re excited to launch this new blog on our site as a forum to share our writers’ work, introduce our instructors, and share our thoughts on the writing process. This week, I’m thinking about Toni Morrison again since watching the moving documentary about her life as a writer, “The Pieces I Am.” Have you watched it yet? As usual, Toni’s words and novel excerpts caused both inspiration and envy. As the writer Crystal Wilkinson wrote, “Toni Morrison makes me want to both write forever and never write again. And it’s always been this way.” Read more...
Late May. Like the other wedding attendees, my eyes are on the corner of the main building as we wait for the bride. However, I’m not sitting down like them, because I’m in the wedding party, and the bride is my mother. I hear murmurs, people praying that the rain holds […]
1.) How long have you been in the publishing industry? I got my start several years ago as Marketing Director for a podcast about books – Just the Right Book hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of R.J. Julia Booksellers. We got some marvelous guests and often found ourselves featured near the top in the book […]
It was a damp cold night and I stomped my feet to keep warm on the windy platform of the Long Island Railroad Station in Station Square (built, 1912) in Forest Hills Gardens, Queens. The Tudor architecture formed a graceful stone piazza with arches, arcades and turrets. Underneath the station was a niche filled with […]
1) When did you know you wanted to be a writer? I started writing bad poetry at age eight but knew I wanted to go into journalism and writing at age 16. 2) What do you love most about the writing process? I love polishing prose until it shines. 3) What do you love most […]