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Writing In Bed: Interview with Martha Grover

Writing In Bed: Interview with Martha Grover
Martha Grover believes that loving yourself is a revolutionary act. She’s been publishing her zine, Somnambulist, since 2003 and hosts one of my favorite podcasts about creative process: PDX Darlings. She is a writer, illustrator, and Realtor living in Portland, Oregon, and the author of two memoirs: One More for the People and The End of My Career, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in Creative Nonfiction. (The judge was Maggie Nelson.) Martha's work appears in The Collagist, The P......
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FEB
24
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What Connects us? Interview with Michelle Elaine Kennedy

What Connects us? Interview with Michelle Elaine Kennedy
Michelle Elaine Kennedy wrote Don’t Pee in the Wetsuit: A Worldwide Romp Through Grief, Laughter and Forgiveness while traveling. “It was an eleven-country trip around the world,” she says. “I was grieving the loss of my father on a rollicking adventure with a best friend.” The result is part memoir, part travelogue, part grief manual, and all heart. I caught up with Michelle to discuss the book, the writer identity, and what’s sexy about writing. Kristy Lin Billuni: One thing I love about this ......
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NOV
25
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Longing for a Holiday: Interview with Zohra Saed

Longing for a Holiday: Interview with Zohra Saed
Ask Zohra Saed what she’s writing, and she may tell you about her dissertation, but that’s just the beginning. More than an academic, more than a poet, more than a teacher, Saed just wrote the preface for a reprint of Lowell Thomas's Adventures in Afghanistan for Boys. “That was important for me,” she adds. “He visited Jalalabad, where I was born, in the 1920s.” She’s also published personal essays, poetry and historical writings, is edting a chapbook on Langston Hughes's trip to Central As......
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NOV
20
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Community Is Pretty Damn Sexy

SG_blog_inspirationBecause all four of last year’s NaNoWriMo interviews were such a hit, Raeme Miccio Gaviño is back at it again. Right before NaNoWriMo 2013, Raeme checked in with novelist AJ Amaro to see what was in store for the monthlong writing competition. Last year, you were working on the first in a trilogy for young adults. How was writing Sarcoline in 2012? I kind of took an unanticipated detour last November--that's what's fun about NaNoWriMo. You set out to do one thing at the beginning of the month......
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NOV
13
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Confessions of a Serial WriMo

SG_blog_inspirationAs of today, I'm about halfway through my 6th NaNoWriMo, and I absolutely intend to finish as a 6-time winner. What have I been doing with all those manuscripts? Here's the round-up: 2008: Turning Out, queer erotic fiction I've recently had a little success getting a handful of chapters from this book published in erotica collections that will release over the next year or so. My first novel tells the story of Ceci Leonardo, a slutty San Francisco dyke who loses her job, her home, and her gi......
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