I'm off to an event, A Day of Writing. What an idea! Presentations are available but the core of the event is just writing together, making time for our art, and supporting each other. I hope if you're in Oklahoma you will consider dropping by. Here's the info:
This event is for my local library and writers club. Come out to support it if you're in OK or Kansas.
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This is a time for courage. We cannot stand back. "Art is really about that moment. I just couldn't take it any longer," said artist Phillip Hyman about his hooded angel. (Click the image for the full story at CNN.) We have to stand together against hate. The art of protest can have an impact.… Continue reading Art Crawl: A note from the Voiceless
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