Workshop Wednesday: A Dedication

Hi everyone! This week’s prompt is to select a poem or short story by a writer you are not yet familiar with (preferably one you have wanted to read and haven’t gotten around to yet). Use the author’s name as the title of the piece (and obviously you can change it later, if you’d like),…

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Poetry in Motion Monday: Diane Seuss

SELF-PORTRAIT WITH SYLVIA PLATH’S BRAID Some women make a pilgrimage to visit it in the Indiana library charged to keep it safe. I didn’t drive to it; I dreamed it, the thick braid roped over my hands, heavier than lead. My own hair was long for years. Then I became obsessed with chopping it off,…

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Favorable Fiction Friday: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

How softly the rain fell that Monday morning when my water broke. Because I was used to the raging downpours of Lagos, this quiet patter calmed me, filled me with peace. My husband Omoregie was at work and so our neighbor took me to the hospital, my dress slightly damp, my heart full of expectation….

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Workshop Wednesdays: A Writing Prompt

Please come visit WRB each Wednesday for our weekly “Workshop Wednesday”s. Hi all! Here is an interesting prompt to get you writing today: Select one of your favorite books of fiction (a novel, short-shorts, short stories), go to page 63, and read the fourth line. Use a phrase contained in that line, or a combination…

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Poetry in Motion Monday: Chad Forbregd

Please come visit WRB each Monday for our weekly “Poetry in Motion Monday”s.   THE WEATHER IS BASICALLY THE SAME   There’s a 50% chance of rain. But the brain doesn’t know how to process time or statistics. If sound always makes a noise, does it always make a memory? Love, like what we choose…

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Black & White Poetry Jam This Weekend!

Hi everyone! WRB has only just launched this week, and we already have fun events around the Bend to share with you! This Saturday, right before the Bowl, is the Black and White Poetry Jam at the Potawatomi Greenhouse Conservatory, right across the street from Indiana University South Bend, backed up against Kids’ Kingdom. Here…

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Favorable Fiction Friday: Kelcey Ervick

Please come visit WRB each Friday for our weekly “Favorable Fiction Friday”s.   FALLING   She lies—a word that depends heavily on the word that follows—in (of course in, she lies in something, not about something, not to someone, for that would make her a liar, and she is not that, except to herself sometimes)…

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