Caitlin Buxbaum


Welcome back to Coffee + Writing with Alaska Writing Project!   Summer is over (sadly) and the school year has begun, which also means it’s harvest time for a variety of farmers the world over. With this in mind, we reflect on the meaning of the word “harvest” and the […]

Coffee + Writing 9/15



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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


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


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