Unfolding My Own Myth

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. . .” ~~ Rumi When I was a child, books took me away from a house fraught with conflict [...]


The Strength of We Women Vessels

Walking before writing is my routine. The three-mile jaunt generates ideas. On today’s round, I noted the American flag at our community’s gate was flying at half-mast. Two conflicting ideas came [...]


IWWG Conference 2019

This year’s IWWG conference is going to be different from previous conferences for me. I’ll be missing family members. I’ve been attending or teaching at the Guild conference for almost 25 years. [...]


Lynne Barrett: The Net of Trust

Once upon a time, an English Department Chair interviewing me for a job asked, “What to you is the most important element in teaching creative writing?” I paused. What an impossible question! So [...]


A Memoir in Progress

Last year I attended IWWG Summer Conference at the prompting of my IWWG friends, Deborah Reed and Lisa Shapiro. It was my first writing conference and I was simply mesmerized by how important and [...]