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Go deep

Your generation needs your voice, but swimming in the shallows of written expression will get you nothing but a handful of rocks.                        Sugar Pine Point, Lake Tahoe     … Continue reading

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“There’s a party going on right here…”

Kool and the Gang gave my generation “Celebration,” our very own 1980 party anthem. Go ahead and turn on the music if you like; it makes an ebullient backdrop to this introduction. Of course you might know “Celebration” if you’ve made … Continue reading

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This is all true.

“Nomade, 2007” by Jaume Plensa, found in Des Moines Sculpture Garden, Iowa  Photo Credit: Catherine Keefe   Everyone asks why there can be no fiction in Composing Self. Exactly, I say. I say there’s enough to blow your mind in the … Continue reading

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I was here

As you head off into the world to explore somewhere new, think about how your presence might alter the space. Fall. Peace.     Trabuco Canyon, CA                           … Continue reading

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Sneak peek

Writing About Place syllabus is almost ready to launch. Trabuco Canyon, CA             Photo Credit: Catherine Keefe The course is inspired by this Joan Didion quote from The White Album. “Kilimanjaro belongs to Ernest Hemingway. … Continue reading

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The coolest writing workshop ever…

happens in June, 2015. If you’re sorry to see our Writing About Place class come to an end, remember that learning to write is a lifelong journey with myriad opportunities and Writing on the Edge sounds like one of the best. It’s … Continue reading

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Do you want a job?

Then you’d better learn to write because it turns out there’s more hanging on the line than just words. You’re very livelihood might be at stake. In an article titled, “Why Johnny can’t write, and why employers are mad,” posted today on … Continue reading

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