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Heart Work <3 Central Virginia Chapter of Writing for Peace <3 Join Us As We Work Toward a More Peaceful World

So as busy as this fall semester has been, I’ve joined with some amazing people in two projects that pretty much embody two principles dominating my heart:
❤ K’in, the journal I’ve founded, making space for diverse, marginalized, and underrepresented voices, and ❤
❤ A new venture connected to Writing for Peace, an organization that means so much to me. I’ve been collaborating with an outstanding group of people to build on the amazing vision of Carmel Mawle, the work that Andrea Slack Doray, as our president carries on, in the mission of Writing for Peace. in the creation of the Central Virginia Chapter of Writing for Peace ❤
 
We’re still in the building process, but we have a home for the chapter, and we want to invite you to join us, as we work toward promoting empathy and peaceful activism in our communities. Our hope is that writers, and activists, and all kinds of supporters of the arts will come together in other places to form chapters of their own, so that we can work together creating a more peaceful world–for everyone.
 
So excited to be sharing this with y’all! ❤
 
Please visit the inaugural regional chapter of Writing for Peace: 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Some People Are Just Good

10 December 2017 

Some people you meet are just GOOD, to the core, the real-by-gawd goodness shimmering from them like light. Mike Hamer, my office mate in my first teaching job at East Carolina University, was one of those people, good, smart, kind, funny, gentle, authentic, loving, decent to the core. 

Rest in Peace, Mike. Travel safely and sweetly. This world will miss you sorely, but I can already hear the heavenly music from here. 

Make art about someone whose goodness emanates, shines, in everything they do. Pay tribute to them while they’re still walking here with us. 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Calling

30 November 2017

Make art about a call you need to make, or wish you’d made, wish you could make.

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Spicing It Up

22 November 2017 

Make art about a memory associated with the scent of spices.

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Honoring

13 November 2017

Today is my late husband’s birthday, and the anniversary of my baby brother walking on to the next life. So to celebrate them, today, I launched a new literary magazine, K’in. 

They filled my life with so much beauty and humor and wisdom and joy. It only seems right to honor them by creating something beautiful. 

Make art about honoring the dead. 

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Very Special Call for Submissions Love <3 Welcome to K'in!

VERY SPECIAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

I’ve worked on numerous literary journals, but I haven’t had the freedom to create the one that “I” imagined–until now! 

And, today is a day to celebrate two men I love, John’s birthday, and the anniversary of my beautiful brother Bill walkin on to the next life. I choose to celebrate them by building something beautiful 

Welcome to K’in!

A New Literary Journal Celebrating the Range and Diversity of Voices Under Our One Sun

We’re begin reading submissions November 13, 2017  Today!

Our first issue will be released May 1, 2018.

Checkout the K’in website HERE

And please check out our Submit Page for details!

I’m thrilled and honored to be working with some brilliant Longwood alums and colleagues to make this happen!

We want to hear from you!

Sunrise for K'in--Large

Daily Prompt Love <3

10 November 2017 

Make art about those who serve. 

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