Guest Blogger: Ellen Meeropol

Writing on the Fault Lines   I believe that literature can contribute hugely to positive social change. That stories and poems and essays and theater can illuminate injustice, open minds, and inspire us all to work to transform in our world. My favorite writers—like Kamila Shamsie and Paule Marshall, Rosellen Brown and Sadie Jones—position their Read More

November 25, 2012

The Necessity of Summer Words Near Winter (a.k.a. another reason to write) Guest Blogger: Missy Wick, Straw Dog Founding Member as November in Northampton, MA 2012 Each day the sun sets a few minutes earlier now. Frost is no longer a warning – it is a given – and neither my body nor mind is Read More

November 8, 2012

Why I Write, Sometimes….  Guest Blogger: Missy Wick, Straw Dog Founding Member as I grew up in the wake of the Holocaust. The walls of my friend’s split-level homes were covered with sepia toned photographs. Men in dark suits and ties, white shirts, and beards stared with authority from their wooden chairs. Women in long dresses, Read More