Purple Prose, Throat Clearing and Info Dump–oh my~

  At the April 9, 2022 Slush Pile event, our panel of three editors/agents responded to twelve very interesting entries. Noah Stetzer, a poet and editor at Bull City Press, Tracy Crowe of Tracy Crowe Literary Agency, and Ty Stumpf, a poet, editor, and chair of the English Department at CCCC—all treated us to an […]

What is a Poem?

This is the question Tom Dow asks his students.  He asked again during the March WMO’s lead-up to National Poetry Month. Three poets, Anne Kissel, Judith Stanton, and Mark MacAllister provided their answers before reading one of their poems.   They addressed this question in different ways. Anne Kissel said the question made her wonder: […]

Find the Story in Your Story

In her January 2022, presentation, ‘I ‘vs. ‘Eye’:   Tracy Crow discussed balancing the external with the internal   Most all writing—fiction, nonfiction, poem—combines both the ‘I’ and the ‘Eye.’ But what does that mean?   The ‘eye’ is what is happening, occurring in the physical world—the external. The ‘eye’ is the experience being witnessed, observed; […]

May 14, 1:00 p.m.: Writers Discuss Writing

Please join us for what always is a lively and entertaining discussion about all things writing. You are welcome to bring your questions and concerns you have about your work, about the process of writing, or about the business of writing.