Video: Release the Dark, Receive the Light

We are delighted to share the video recording of Release the Dark, Receive the Light: An Earth Joy Writing Winter Workshop with Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D. Thanks to all who joined us for this wonderful, inspiring workshop. We enjoyed seeing participants from all around the globe, from myriad time zones — including a Southern Hemisphere participant who …

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Writing to Animals

Our friend Philip McKibbin has created an exciting website designed to engage with New Zealanders and the animals they share their islands with. The website is called Animals Inbox. It presents messages written on behalf of the animals of Aotearoa New Zealand, and readers are invited to write back. The project aims to promote critical …

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor Elisabeth Benjamin

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris.  Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: For five years I worked on a farm where we raised and slaughtered birds for meat. I am fairly comfortable handling living animals and dead animals, but I can’t get myself to kill an …

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor James Edward O’Brien

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: “Last of the Sasquatch Wilds” was inspired by our previous presidential administration’s (here in the U.S.) push to expand the reach of private corporations to drill for fossil fuels on national parkland while simultaneously …

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor Denise Rettew

This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris.  Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: After Hurricane Florence flooded southeastern North Carolina and the factory farmers left the chickens and hogs to either drown or be swept away to fend for themselves, I couldn’t shake the thought of what …

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