Collegeville 2017 with Lauren Winner Each year Collegeville Institute hosts a summer full of writing workshops. It's tough to get in. I applied two years ago. Nope. Only twelve writers, from across the United States and Canada, are accepted to each ten day workshop. All expenses...

My website and I spent a week together doing a Make Over with web designer and friend, Eric Heuer. The big question is: How Often Should A Website Be Updated? Do you really need a website makeover? According to itd interactive, there are a lot of updates...

Here's a blurb from the Pittsburgh City Paper Short List of things to do May 20 - 26. One of the items mentioned is a book reading that I'll be doing. Thanks to Autumn House Press for setting it up and to the East End Book Exchange...

I'm going to meet my publisher from Autumn House Press and some of the staff this week! For the first time ever. They are coming down to Minneapolis to attend and participate in the largest literary conference in North America, AWP: The Association of Writers & Writers...

I am not supposed to tell anyone about winning the contest. The fiction and poetry judges haven't made their final choices yet. There will be three prizes given out, one for each category. If people who have sent in poetry hear that the creative nonfiction...

So here's the Big News #1: I have a grandson. And my youngest daughter is holding him and wearing a NEWSIES t-shirt from our trip to New York City and going to a real Broadway Show and the little guy is snuggled in her arms and...