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by Julie Chibbaro You’ve seen her shock of white hair like an aura of wisdom. If you live in Beacon, or anywhere along the New York State Watershed, you’ve seen Ronnie Farley. She is a known entity, a professional photographer, a published author, and a person who very much cares about our environment, though sometimes … Continue reading An Eye on the Water: Interview with Ronnie Farley
By Linda Pratt I have worked in children’s book publishing my whole adult life. In watching the careers of some of the most influential creators in our industry, there’s a common thread--a pushing of boundaries outside of the familiar. For example, Maurice Sendak was discovered by famed editor, Ursula Nordstrom through the window displays he … Continue reading The Value of Creative Cross-Pollination: a Conversation with John Blesso
by Anna Brady Marcus I think we can all agree that it takes guts for a writer to read out loud in front of an audience. I remember how nervous I felt reading an excerpt from my novel-in-progress for the first time at Get Lit. I don’t even like to read my work out loud … Continue reading How to Give a Writer Useful Feedback
by Jody Strimling-Muchow I’ve been trying to re-connect with my writing. Recently, Life got in the way of my plans, in the form of an ill parent, and I’ve been rocketing halfway across the country and back every few months. In between I’ve been filling out paperwork and making sure my mother has groceries (thank … Continue reading Three Writing Books and a Prayer