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Heading into spring, we invite our writers to quiet their minds and reflect on the value of silence and solitude with this poem, “Silence,” by Billy Collins: There is the sudden silence of the crowd above a player not moving on the field, and the silence of the orchid. The […]

Coffee + Writing 3/24


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In Roman mythology, Flora is a goddess of flowers and the season of spring – a symbol for nature and, particularly, the Mayflower. She, at least in part, is the inspiration for May Day, which is generally celebrated on the first of May to mark the beginning of summer. While […]

Coffee + Writing 5/12


‘Pocket Poems’   April is National Poetry Month, but you don’t have to consider yourself a poet to appreciate and utilize this prompt; “pocket poems” are short poems intended to be carried with you and shared with others, whether that means spontaneously reading it aloud to a group of people, […]

Coffee + Writing 4/14



It’s past Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but his words are of course relevant year-round: With Valentine’s Day coming up, we thought it would be a good idea for writers to examine the various kinds of love, in fiction, memoir, poetry, drama…whatever your heart desires! Ask yourself: What would I […]

Coffee + Writing 2/10


  “I’m writing in hope for ________.” What is it you hope for in/with your writing? Do you hope to achieve world peace; to stop climate change; to love people better, using your own written words? You could incorporate New Year’s resolutions you’ve already written, or create some with this […]

Coffee + Writing 1/20


Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change for anything he chose to put his hand to. […]

Coffee & Writing 12/9