I am the Guild

I cannot imagine the course of my adult life without the Guild. It has transformed me and been a central part of my healing journey. I have found a way to express emotions and process my life. I [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

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