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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ox-Bow's New Writer-in-Residence

News on the creative writing front: I’ve been selected as a writer-in-residence for Ox-Bow!

Affiliated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow is located along the shores of Lake Michigan and offers 115 acres of inspirational space: pristine natural forests, dunes, a lagoon, and historic buildings.

Writers at this artists’ colony are provided with a small apartment, private studio with inspirational view, three meals a day and snacks around the clock all from local farms, an opportunity to meet other artists from around the world, and (most importantly) uninterrupted time to write. Ox-Bow’s residency program is about immersion, commitment, freedom, and focus.

Founded in 1910, Ox-Bow is celebrating 100 years as a haven for visual artists, writers, and thinkers.

Learn more by visiting their online campus at www.ox-bow.org.

Check this link for more about the writing residency.


Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Miss School? Join Ideas in Writing Club!

If you’re starting to wish school was back in session, here’s a television program you won’t want to miss! The first episode of Ideas in Writing: Kids Club!

The episode features a group of children who love to read. In episode one, the kids interview songwriter and country music star Phil Vassar, authors Jeff Smith and Tim Egan, and the author of Flightless Goose.

You can enjoy the entire program at the link below. Or, if you’d like to fly right to the Flightless Goose segment, you can fast forward to about two-thirds into the program.

Enjoy Ideas in Writing: Kids Club at the link below.


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