What if we were all entrepreneurs?

I’m excited to be going for three days of Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs Facilitator Training this week. So what’s that, you ask? Okay, for starters: entrepreneurship, noun: the activity of setting up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit: the new business opportunities have Continue Reading

What’s it like to take creative writing from June Gillam?

Guest Blog by a student in Delta College’s English 49B, Creative Writing Fiction, Fall 2015. In June Gillam’s class I learned tools I am certain will help me in the future. Her method of teaching involves a lot of group work and constructive criticism from one’s writing peers. In this Continue Reading

Mini-history of creative writing in the Western World

An ultra short and informal account! ORAL—Memorization aids such as rhythms, repetition, and formulaic elements like Homer’s “crooked-minded Chronos,” “rosy-fingered” Dawn, or “swift-footed” Achilles. 3200 B.C.E.—First Western writing system: cuneiform – reed wedges pressed into wet clay, mostly for business accounts at first. To write your name in cuneiform. MESOPOTAMIA—in Continue Reading

Creative writing–then and now

I’d love to have you join the Gold Country Writers in downtown Auburn’s Placer Arts Gallery for my Wednesday, May 21, 10-noon, event: Creative Writing–Then and Now. First, we’ll take a quick look at the history of writing, including cuneiform, the Mesopotamian way–starting in 3200 B.C.E.–of writing by pressing wedges Continue Reading