"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

Posts tagged ‘women writing’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Another Time

25 May 2017

Been reading and thinking a lot lately about vintage sewing, about work done by hands in the countless generations before me. 

Make art about feeling connected to something from another era, another time. Reveal this connection through a specific daily process or specific object. 

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Inspired by Congress

4 May 2017

Make art about

betrayal

Happy National Poetry Month <3 Her Kind, Anne Sexton

Her Kind

Anne Sexton

I have gone out, a possessed witch,
haunting the black air, braver at night;
dreaming evil, I have done my hitch
over the plain houses, light by light:
lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind.
A woman like that is not a woman, quite.
I have been her kind.

I have found the warm caves in the woods,
filled them with skillets, carvings, shelves,
closets, silks, innumerable goods;
fixed the suppers for the worms and the elves:
whining, rearranging the disaligned.
A woman like that is misunderstood.
I have been her kind.

I have ridden in your cart, driver,
waved my nude arms at villages going by,
learning the last bright routes, survivor
where your flames still bite my thigh
and my ribs crack where your wheels wind.
A woman like that is not ashamed to die.
I have been her kind.



wild woman

Seems Appropriate Call for Submissions Love <3

For all the storms we’re weathering right now….

STORM CELLAR

1 Sept. – 15 Dec. reading for an issue devoted to authors who are also women.

“(And anyone not currently a monogender dude; we define gender ≠ sex.) Work does not need to be about gender. Send us wild things.”


Storm Cellar is a national literary arts magazine with a special emphasis on the Midwest, appearing in print and ebook editions. We want your prose, poems, chimeras, and ideas penned on envelopes in buses and train cars. The magazine aims to publish amazing work by new and established writers and artists, present a range of styles and approaches, and be as un-boring as it can. If you write one thing to be read while waiting for the all-clear to sound, send it here.”

Complete Guidelines and Submit Here: https://stormcellarquarterly.com/submit/

New Writing Workshop! Writing the Forgotten Feminine

So excited! 🙂 Along with the fabulous MeLaina Elise Ramos​, I’m thrilled to be offering a brand new writing workshop! At the beach!

Writing the Forgotten Feminine:
Giving Voice to the Disregarded, Unsung, or Silenced Woman

A One-Day Writing Workshop in beautiful Grandview Beach, Hampton, VA 23664
September 19, 2015, 9am-5pm

Whether you’re drawn to the women left out of history books or that aunt in the family no one speaks of, or even your own woman-self, subverted, forgotten, or neglected in the demands of work, parenting, or relationships, the feminine voice is one of complexity, knowing, and power that spans all of human history.

And we want to hear it ring!

Join us for a gathering in which the mystery, the humor, the wisdom, and especially the strength of the feminine voice is celebrated and empowered.

Led by two women writers at different stages in their own work and lives, but who share a deep respect and interest in reclaiming the voices of forgotten or silenced women, this workshop will include readings on and by women who’ve been left out, as well as tons of prompts and exercises specifically designed to help you tap into and strengthen the feminine voice in your writing.

and….we cook for you! Lunch is included 🙂

$75 includes one-day workshop, tons of prompts and exercises, a take-away packet of reading and resource materials, and gifts created just for you.

If interested, email at vaprlover@gmail.com & carrollhackettma@gmail.com for details.

Please share!

surreal woman

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