Writing Conferences: A guest post by Jennifer Caloyeras

This guest post is courtesy of Strays author Jennifer Caloyeras, whose blog you can follow on her website. Enjoy! What’s in it for you at a writing conference? Each time I peruse the latest edition of Poets & Writers magazine, I see the endless amount of writing conferences offered across the globe, which got me thinking: Why …

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Tips for authors: interviews, part II

To follow up on Interviews, Part I, I’m happy to present a Q&A with Wendy Call, author of No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy. Wendy is a longtime journalist whose book is based on hundreds of interviews over ten years — and then, as part of her book tour, she ended …

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Tips for authors: interviews, part I

These next two posts on interviews feature Elizabeth Austen and Wendy Call, both of whom have vast, invaluable experience as both interviewer and interviewee. Today’s Q&A is with Elizabeth Austen, who has interviewed dozens of writers over the past ten years years for KUOW, 94.9, one of Seattle’s NPR affiliates. She is also a poet, performer, and …

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Artists have power, and with power comes responsibility

Every artist has power. This is something I didn’t realize when I was younger. I didn’t realize that ideas are powerful and artists wield this power — even if they don’t realize it. Even if they’re at home struggling over a novel that they think may never see the light of day. There is an …

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