"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

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Daily Prompt Love <3 In Giving

24 June 2019

Altruism is the principle and moral practice of concern for happiness of other human beings and/or animals, resulting in a quality of life both material and spiritual.

The word “altruism” was coined by the French philosopher Auguste Comte in French, as altruisme, for an antonym of egoism. He derived it from the Italian altrui, which in turn was derived from Latin alteri, meaning “other people” or “somebody else.”

Make art about altruism, about true concern for others without thought of return.

altruism

Daily Prompt Love <3 Create, Again & Again

22 June 2019 

“Curving back within myself I create again and again.” ― The Bhagavad Gita

Make art about that curving back, about recreating yourself. 

recreating yourself

Image by alto2 from Pixabay

Daily Prompt Love <3 Midsummer!

21 June 2019

Happy Litha! Midsummer! Summer Solstice!

Make art about the solstice, about a solstice ritual, about the long light. 

solstice

Daily Prompt Love <3 Womxn Magic

20 June 2019 

“Where is a woman, there is magic. “–Nzotake Shange

Make art about womxn magic, about a goddess you know. 

woman magic

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 The Best Revenge

19 June 2019 

When I was twelve or thirteen, a friend’s father, a somewhat pompous college professor, the kind who insisted on being addressed as Doctor…. told me I would never amount to anything. 

As I say my gratitude prayers for today, I include him, that adult who was obviously so damaged or insecure that he felt compelled to strike out at a child. I took what he said as a challenge, a dare, a call to my Aries spirit to not only succeed, but to also surpass not only his poor expectations, but the much greater ones I already had for myself then. 

Make art about success being the best revenge.

best revenge

Image by Jonny Lindner from Pixabay

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Fire & Ice

15 June 2019 

“I was born in a forked-tongued story,/Raised up by merchants and drugstore liars./Now I walk on the paths of glory,/One foot in ice, one in fire.”–from “The Mountain” by Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer 

Make art about fire and ice. 

fire &amp; ice

Image by Jonny Lindner from Pixabay

 

New Reading Series for Virginia Womxn Writers! Please Share!

Please share with your Virginia writing community! Thanks!
 
Womxn at Red Door 104: Words and Art
 
a new reading series created to celebrate Virginia womxn writers, is a partnership between Creative Writing at Longwood University and Red Door 104, a unique gallery and art learning center owned and operated by the tireless and talented Audrey Sullivan, in historic downtown Farmville,Virginia.
 
The series will consist of two events annually:
 
A reading and reception in April 2020, with two featured readers and five cameo readers.
 
All selected readers will then also have the unique and exciting experience of having visual art created by central Virginia artists in response to their submitted work. This art will be revealed in a second event, an art opening at Red Door 104 the following October.
 
The first Womxn at Red Door 104 reading will take place from 2-4 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020. The art opening will take place in October 2020, date tba.
 
Selected writers must be available to read in person, and should be willing to attend both events. Submissions are limited to current Virginia residents.
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