Art Crawl: A note from the Voiceless

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. First they came for the Socialists, and I did not … Continue reading Art Crawl: A note from the Voiceless

The World Needs Your Truth

The arts connect us with feelings and experiences. They amplify the power of our wisdom, but only when we open up to connect. It’s a two way street. To pave it, you have to lay out your raw vulnerable truth and let other people drive all over it. On Saturday, May 7, I’ll be speaking at the Menilfest/Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair on “Sharing Our Truths.” … Continue reading The World Needs Your Truth

Going Full Circle

(Photo above is in the cafe at Full Circle Books.) Scissortail was just great.  It’s this quiet, but crowded literary fest filled with a bunch of professors and literary editors sharing their own words.  And they are AWESOME. Each poet or author reads their own work for 15-20 minutes. A couple of my faves were Brent Newsome, Mary Anna Evans and Elizabeth Raby. (Okay, that was … Continue reading Going Full Circle

Summer Word Slam

The power’s in our words and writers from all over northwest Oklahoma will be coming together today to share short readings —both prose and verse.  We’ll also be signing books and listening to the new writers that come to our open mic.  I hope if you’re in south Kansas or Oklahoma, you’ll drop by for the fun.  Always a surprise will jump out and spook … Continue reading Summer Word Slam