Learning Literary and Life Lessons #NESCBWI14

Posted on May 4, 2014May 4, 2014Format GalleryCategories Applied Theatre, Arts Education, Creative Work, Theatre, WritingTags , , , 10 Comments on Learning Literary and Life Lessons #NESCBWI14

“Because I wasn’t mad I saw something beautiful. I saw a color I had never seen before.” (Peter Reynolds) In his keynote address at the NESCBWI conference yesterday, Peter Reynolds–award-winning author and illustrator of North Star, The Dot,  and Ish–shared his philosophies on writing, life, art and the way he creates. The above quote comes from a story he told about his (then) young daughter pouring water over his entire paint set thereby creating a color he could not describe. That color, eventually, made … Continue reading “Learning Literary and Life Lessons #NESCBWI14”

Taking a Literary Plunge

Posted on May 1, 2014May 1, 2014Format GalleryCategories Fiction, WritingTags , , , , 10 Comments on Taking a Literary Plunge

Tomorrow I will attend my second NESCBWI conference . . . the conference which just last year encouraged me to take control of my own website and start building my creative platform. Tomorrow I will not just be attending the conference, I will also be presenting a workshop called “From Stage to Page: Using Creative Dramatics to Inspire Writing”. My “experienced-theatre artist-educator-HeArtful Theatre company cofounder” personality will merge with my “writer-who-has-a-few-articles-and-short-stories-published-as-well-as-two-novels-written-but-still-feels-like-a-newbie” personality to, hopefully, inspire people in a creative way. Can … Continue reading “Taking a Literary Plunge”