Substack, a Self-Publishing Alternative

Substack is a subscription newsletter service popular among independent journalists and writers. Launched in 2017, this free, email newsletter publishing platform may earn money for authors by helping them turn their subscribers into paying customers. Integrating Stripe, and a website that can host free and subscriber-only content, Substack has been adopted by several notable authors […]

Biweekly Memoir Writing Workshop

“Memoir isn’t the summary of a life; it’s a window into a life, very much like a photograph in its selective composition. It may look like a casual and even random calling up of bygone events. It’s not; it’s a deliberate construction.” — William Zinsser No matter what age we have achieved, our lives are […]

Jodi Girouard and Garret White at Green Mountain Writers Group's 2nd Annual Vermont Poetry Festival

2nd Annual Vermont Poetry Festival

The Green Mountain Writers Group celebrated National Poetry Month on April 20, 2024. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet in person at Underhill Center’s historic District No. 5 Schoolhouse on a special day dedicated to poets and fans of poetry At 10 AM, we begin with a morning workshop led by Vermont Poet Jodi Girouard. Her call for “Ending the Silence” […]

unpsychology magazine issue 10

Celebrating unpsychology Magazine’s Issue #10: Edges

“unpsychology magazine publishes writing, art, video and music related to the broad theme of how humans see and experience the world in complex and troubled times.“ I attended a creative workshop with the magazine’s editors and about 20 individuals from around the world who were interested in submitting writing, artwork, or music to be considered for […]

2nd Annual Non-Fiction Comic Fest Burlington, Vermont

Sequential Art at the 2nd Annual Non-Fiction Comic Fest

On Saturday, November 18, 2023, I attended the Second Annual Non-Fiction Comics Fest at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, Vermont. The 3-day event featured panel discussions, workshops, and a main floor exhibit space filled with cartoonists displaying their non-fiction and autobiographical work. On Sunday, I dropped in on Zoom for a SAW workshop (The […]