From my very first post I wanted to pay homage to the speech which inspired the title of my blog, Ain't I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth. Such a beautiful speech, such a beautiful name, such a beautiful woman. It is one of my favorite pieces. I strive to emulate this style in my own work. Poetic and powerful. Honest and unafraid. Memorable. And I like brevity. It too is beautiful. This is the standard I wish to be held to as I explore the question with you ~ ain't I a writer?
"Obliged to you for hearing me, and I do have a few things more to say..."

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Crossing one Off!

      I have been accepted!

     "We are pleased to inform you of your acceptance to A Room of Her Own’s 2013 Retreat, slated for August 2013, at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM.  Your presence alongside other compelling women writers will make this an unsurpassed week of inspiration and opportunity.  We look forward to a truly collaborative experience."

     I could not be more excited. This is thrilling to me in so many different ways. You will be hearing much more about this in the coming months, of course.



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Monday, January 21, 2013

Call for Artists

     I vow that on this date next year my children's book about Reverend King will be in some stage of publication. I have been working on it for years and it is ready to go. For the last few years I had been trying to woo a particular local black artist to be the illustrator, but that seems unlikely to happen. I am now looking for another local (preferably Portsmouth, NH) artist of color who might like to work on a children's picture book. The illustrations would include likenesses of Reverend and Mrs. King, but would need to be simple and colorful. Anyone interested please contact me for further details.