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November 21, 2014


On leadership-

You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. – Ken Kesey through the gates… by peet-astn on Flickr.

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September 18, 2014


Essay Contest for H.S. Football Players on Domestic Violence

In order to bring more awareness to the issue of domestic violence within the football culture, and open up the conversation with young players, Jacar Press, a community active press, and Women Writers of the Triad are teaming up to host an essay competition for high school football players on “Why Domestic Violence is Wrong.” […]

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September 16, 2014


Letters for my Little Sister | A collection of letters

“Her little sister is so lucky,” says my 10-year-old daughter, earlier this evening, as I was explaining one of Sable Books’ latest releases to our beloved piano teacher.  As I got home, I realized I hadn’t shared it with all of you. Letters for my Little Sister began as a real letter — one that […]

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September 15, 2014


The New Household Names: Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, and domestic violence

In that I live in North Carolina and my hometown is the also the hometown of the Carolina Panthers, and given that my father physically abused my mother during their 23-year marriage, to say the Ray Rice scandal touches my life is putting it mildly.  And for the Panthers to have been willing to play […]

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September 12, 2014


The 2014 Citizen Diplomacy Summit and Building Cultural Bridges in the Social Media Age

Imagine if everyone got involved? I’m honored to have been invited to the panel last night for the 2014 Citizen Diplomacy Summit  in Cary, North Carolina, at The Cary Downtown Theater.  The panel was moderated by Dr. Calvin Hall from NCCU, and included Leila Bekri, who works in promoting diplomacy and cultural exchanges for an international leadership […]

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September 3, 2014


Writing for Peace

I have proudly accepted the role and honor as a member of the advisory panel for Writing for Peace.  If you are not aware of this fine organization, run by Carmel Mawle, here is their mission statement: Through education and creative writing, Writing for Peace seeks to cultivate the empathy that allows minds to open to new cultural views, to […]

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July 19, 2014

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2013/2014 WWOT Events Calendar & Readings

What has Al Maginnes, Jim Clark, Richard Krawiec, Howard Lemuel Craft, Celisa Steele, Sarah Lindsay, Anna Weaver, Benjamin Molini, Crystal Simone Smith, Terri Kirby Erickson, Helen Losse, and more? The fall/spring season of readings at Tate Street Coffee House. To say we’re excited is an understatement. Mark your calendars and get ready to join us,…

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July 5, 2014


Interview over at the People’s Tribune

  Stumbled across this link today and realized this is the first time I’ve seen the online version of this interview I gave back in April.  I appreciate the People’s Tribune and their commitment in sharing the story of Moral Monday.  Thought I’d share.    

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May 9, 2014


Honorary Mention | Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition

I am thrilled to share with you that my poem, At the End, won Honorary Mention in the Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition, from the North Carolina Writers’ Network.  This year’s judge was Jillian Weise.  I am humbled and honored to find myself in the company of the esteemed winning poets: Alan Michael Parker of Davidson is […]

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December 18, 2013


January 11 | FABULOUS Creative Writing Workshop with Debra Kaufman

January 11, 2014 is the first of the 2014 Writers’ Series of WWOT Writing Workshops.  It promises to be inspiring and productive! ** PLEASE NOTE ** This event is open to the general public. Advance registration is required. Writers from all groups and genres welcome! Cost for the two hour workshop is $25. This will be a productive […]

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