April 16, 2022
My article “SoulCollage® for Writers and Other Creatives” has been published in the April 2022 SoulCollage® facilitator’s newsletter, The Netter Letter. In the article, I discuss the interface between the two creative disciplines and how they can work together. It is only available to facilitators who have joined the World of SoulCollage® online community. To learn more about SoulCollage® click here.
This card is called The Navigator. It’s an example of working with images as a tool to unlock writing concepts and themes.
December 24, 2021
I have been turned into a reptile by the incredibly innovative artist Laura Milkins. Thank you, Laura, for melding my image with this beautiful endangered, extremely aquatic & secretive Mexican Gartersnake. I’m honored to join the series.
As a writer, storyteller, SoulCollage® facilitator, and visual artist I have the privilege of associating with a host of creative people, and sometimes even collaborating (in this case all I did was share a photo of me taken by Silvia Kolchens.)
Here’s a little about Laura from her website, “Laura Milkins is an interdisciplinary artist living in Tucson, AZ. Her work explores vulnerability, intimacy, and cultural norms, using a variety of media: online-interactive performance, video, drawing, painting, and live radio/podcasting. Through storytelling, her work examines the connection between technology, community and notions of identity.” You can also find her on Facebook.
December 2, 2021
My personal essay, “Tattoo,” is in the anthology, ADULT CHILDREN, from Universal Table/Wising Up Press.
From the publisher: In this Wising Up Anthology, fifty writers explore—with zest, angst, humor, humility, anger, and love—through stories, poems, memoirs, and creative non-fiction, our constantly changing and, hopefully, maturing relationships with those we raised and those who raised us.
You can order your copy here.
May 13, 2021
Grant Recipient Arizona Commission on the Arts 2021 Artist Research and Development Grant. See more about this on my blog.
Finalist Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards Writing Competition. Invited to participate in Masters Writing Workshop.
SoulCollage® Facilitator Training with Mariabruna Sirabella
SoulCollage® is an expressive arts practice done individually or in community and I’m excited about being able to offer workshops. Founded by Seena B. Frost, the method develops creativity and intuition, encourages self-discovery, and provides personal guidance. You don’t have to be an artist to make SoulCollage® cards. Anyone can create and enjoy this powerful practice.
December 2, 2019
May 14, 2018
April 24, 2018
January 6, 2018
Review of The Radical Act of Community Storytelling in the Arizona Daily Star. You can read the review here.
January 4, 2018
Review of The Radical Act of Community Storytelling in the Winter 2018 issue of Storytelling Magazine, a publication of the National Storytelling Network.
December 15, 2017
Review of The Radical Act of Community Storytelling in the December 2017 Story Circle Journal, Vol. 21, Number 4.
December 13, 2017
Essay, “Kitchen Revolution,” Inside and Out: Women’s Truths, Women’s Stories, Story Circle Network.
July 7, 2017
Thanks to Shannon Turner (blogger, storyteller, creative director of StoryMuse) for asking me about my tattoo over dinner one night in Kansas City where we were both attending the National Storytelling Network‘s annual conference. Of course, I told her the story and she turned it into a charming interview. You can read her post and hear the interview here: Penelope’s Stars.
May 2, 2017
Essay, “Creating Connections, One Story at a Time,” National Storytelling Network blog. Read it here.
March 19, 2017
March 17, 2017
Interview with Mark McLemore on “Arizona Spotlight,” Arizona Public Media. Listen to it here.
February 2, 2017
July 13, 2016