creative writing

Announcing: An online CNF course!

In the new year I'm finally going to make my dream of teaching online happen! I'm currently developing a 6 week course on what I call "CNF outliers" -- a look at unique forms in the creative non-fiction genre including flash non-fiction, the prose poem, the lyric essay and the hermit crab essay. I've wanted… Continue reading Announcing: An online CNF course!

creative writing, creativity, poetry, spirituality

Shortlisted: Room’s 2015 Poetry Prize

What makes a poem? I've asked songwriters this question. "What inspired this? How did this amazing thing happen? Where do songs come from?" When I asked my friend, Eryn, she shrugged, raising her hands as if to say "I don't know" but also laughing a bit as she gestured mysteriously to the heavens. With songs… Continue reading Shortlisted: Room’s 2015 Poetry Prize

creative writing, personal history

Boston Marriage

My forever sweetheart and I were married in Boston five years ago. We joined hands in a ceremony with our children on a full moon Thursday at the Arnold Arboretum -- a gem of stunning greenery in what's known as Boston's Emerald Necklace, a 4.5 km2 stretch of parks and waterways that includes the city's… Continue reading Boston Marriage

creative writing, creativity, personal essays, poetry

Freewheeling Inspiration (And Finishing What You Start)

It's the best feeling in the world, being inspired, I say. These past few months have been a particularly fertile time, with ideas cartwheeling out of my brain almost faster than I can catch them. At the same time, I've been trying to finish a number of pieces I've started. The more time I spend… Continue reading Freewheeling Inspiration (And Finishing What You Start)

creative writing, creativity, spirituality

Creativity. Spirituality. Personal growth.

Welcome to my world! I'm a writer, artist and all around crafty lady. I'm also a mom who runs a home based business so I have the flexibility to be there for my kids. I'm married to a fellow bookworm who supports the decisions I make to nurture my creativity. We live in the beautiful… Continue reading Creativity. Spirituality. Personal growth.