Lately I have been thinking about prayers and the Higher Power. It’s a recurring subject for me. Have you ever been fortunate enough to have someone sincerely tell you, “I’ll keep you in my prayers” or “I’ll be praying for you.”? Has anyone ever suggested you should pray about a problem? Or, have you noticed associates on FB asking for prayers for an ailing relative? Sometimes the request is prefaced with an affirmation like “I believe in the power of prayer.” Do … [Read more...]
Looking back, looking forward
If you read my last post you know that Solace in So Many Words is one-year-old. I have been thinking of the highlights from the past year. But before I give that account let me tell you how great it was that last week started with congratulatory flowers, sent by neighbor and mentor Fran Podulka and her husband Phil to celebrate the gold medal award Solace in So Many Words won from the Next Generation Indie Awards sponsored by Independent Book Publishing Professionals … [Read more...]
December readings — don’t forget!
Hey there - We have two upcoming gigs in December and a newly announced gig in January at Wilmette Public Library. Here are all the details! This Monday, December 5, at 7 pm at Evanston Public Library, Main branch, Community meeting room, Evanston writers Susan Spaeth Cherry, Joan Corwin, Carol Kanter, Paula W. Peterson and Pat Rahmann along with editor Ellen Wade Beals and other contributors such as Pamela Miller, J. Scott Smith, and Kathleene Donahoo and D. J. Lachance … [Read more...]
New reading events!
We have been busy planning new events. Mark your calendars! On Monday, December 5 at 7 pm, Evanston contributors Joan Corwin, Paula W. Peterson, Carol Kanter, Pat Rahmann, and Susan Spaeth Cherry will be featured readers at Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston. Joining them will be Pamela Miller, D. J. Lachance, Kathleene Donahoo, J. Scott Smith, Ellen Wade Beals and others TBA! On Sunday, December 11, from 2 to 4, we will be reading at Woman Made … [Read more...]
Publication date reading at Barbara’s and our latest review — reasons to celebrate
May 12 was the official publication date of Solace in So Many Words and also the date for our second reading. This was one was at Barbara's Bookstore (UIC), which has a separate performance space with great acoustics. The event, which was well-attended, started off with my short explanation of the book and how it came to be, followed by outstanding readings by: Carol Kanter who read her three poems, "Her Best Medicine," "Alternative Eulogy," and "The Advanced Course," Pat … [Read more...]