Archives for October 2009

Writing Aloud Benefit for NYWC a huge success!

Thanks to everyone who came out to hear our amazing workshop leaders read at the October 19th Writing Aloud Benefit for NYWC.  Leaders Matt Everett, Julia M. Morris, Derek Loosvelt, Idrissa Simmonds, Elizabeth Keenan, and Avra Wing read their poetry and prose to a large, enthusiastic crowd in the beautiful Great Room at South Oxford […]

Packing

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Issue VI: Fall 2010

by Wanda Santalis She looked at herself in the mirror one more time, and decided… she was ready. Her name is Irene. She is one of God’s greatest gifts to have been brought forth. She is so strong willed. Inspiring even through her failures. Never looking down on her, after opening her heart and eyes […]

Ellen’s Chair

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Issue VI: Fall 2010

by Ann Quintano Ellen sat on the green upholstered chair in the living room. She had been left there by her mother who admonished her to be still, not to fidget, nor mumble out either her boredom or her comfort. For as long as possible, Ellen kept her thin legs tight together until her thighs […]

Letting Go

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Issue VI: Fall 2010

by Hunter Demos Why do we save all these “things” ? They must have an emotional pull way beyond their “thingness”. Maybe we should ask instead “Why don’t we throw those things away?” Perhaps it is the dynamic in the act of saving that should explored. My children’s bunk beds for instance, I think the […]

My Mirror, My Eyes

This entry is part 13 of 16 in the series Issue VI: Fall 2010

by Melissa Batterson She looked at herself in the mirror one more time and decided she was ready to face the day with a positive attitude. Sometimes she had to look at herself just to confirm that she is better than the crap going on around her. That she is beautiful. It’s funny, the mirror […]