Writing in the new year

Happy new year! As we all know, a new year is the perfect time for such resolutions as writing. Whether it’s getting back to an unfinished project or starting a new one, we can all use a little inspiration to get our creative energies jump-started in 2022. Fortunately, many of our wonderful Ashland Creek Press …

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Animals in literature

We didn’t know this when we published Writing for Animals in 2018, or when we launched our Writing for Animals class in January of this year, but animals have appeared in literature less and less frequently since the middle of the nineteenth century, according to a recent study in People and Nature. For this study, …

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W4A Open Mic Wrap-Up

We were thrilled to host our second Writing for Animals alumni open mic yesterday, featuring writers from several W4A classes in 2021, including our self-paced version. It was an absolutely fabulous reading, featuring beautiful writing about animals from cats to rhinos to pythons to falcons to kingfishers to mustangs to coyotes (and more!), in genres …

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Join us for a Writing for Animals Open Mic!

We are thrilled to have just finished another 4-week Writing for Animals class, and we also have quite a few students who are doing our online, self-paced program. To celebrate the incredible writing being done on behalf of animals, we are hosting a Writing for Animals Open Mic reading on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 4 …

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