Category Archives: Meaningful Miscellany

Sylvia Plath and Writer’s Block

Anyone who follows my blog – or checks it periodically – will see that I haven’t posted anything for nearly a month. And I had been doing so well! I was so proud of all the posts I’d managed to … Continue reading

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How to Craft an Effective Sonnet

Sonnets might evoke images of romance, clever wordsmiths, and lonely garrets. Writing one may seem like a daunting task. But in fact the very boundaries of the sonnet make it easier to write than free verse, because the rules are … Continue reading

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Why I’d Rather Hold a Book …

… than a digital reading device. I’m an unapologetic Luddite. The older I get, the less inclined I am to get on the bandwagon of the latest “trending” electronic gadget. My drive is to be me, regardless of what everyone … Continue reading

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The Power of Poetry Festival 2016

By Pam Spence The 15th annual Power of Poetry event, held in the Hocking Hills (Ohio, USA) April 22-23, was a delightful experience. Although casual to a fault (It was really hard to figure out the schedule – or if … Continue reading

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Ohioana Book Festival

Although the Ohioana Book Festival (taking place on April 23, 2016 in downtown Columbus, Ohio, USA) was celebrating its tenth anniversary, this was my first time at the event. Sponsored by the Ohioana Library Association, the Ohioana Book Festival featured

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Columbus State Writers’ Conference (Part II)

The second session I attended at The Columbus State Writers’ Conference was “Bootleg MFA.” In this workshop facilitator Sayuri Ayers explained the three main reasons one would want to get a MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degree:

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Columbus State Writers’ Conference (Part I)

Saturday, April 23, 2016 was an event-filled day for me, and for many other readers and writers in Columbus, Ohio (USA). On that day I had the good fortune of having not one, but two excellent conferences taking place in … Continue reading

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