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The Faraway Nearby Book Club: Living Inside Your Breath

16 Comments 12 March 2014

What's it like to live in a room created with one's own breath? Join us for a look at how we make our lives in this week's discussion of The Faraway Nearby.

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The Faraway Nearby Book Club: Tears and the Ice Queen

15 Comments 05 March 2014

Through Hans Christian Andersen's tale of The Ice Queen, Rebecca Solnit shares the healing power and warmth of tears. Join us for this week's discussion of The Faraway Nearby.

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The Faraway Nearby Book Club: Bodies, Betrayal and Love

23 Comments 26 February 2014

We're discussing Rebecca Solnit's The Faraway Nearby, this week considering how pain is a necessary means to retain a sense of one's very self.

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The Faraway Nearby Book Club: We Tell Ourselves Stories

34 Comments 19 February 2014

In The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit writes that "we tell ourselves stories in order to live." In this week's book club, we discuss the power of story. Join us.

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Book Club Announcement: The Faraway Nearby (Rebecca Solnit)

11 Comments 29 January 2014

Join us for our next book club, discussing The Faraway Nearby. We'll can apricots, wear shoes made of ice, follow Frankenstein's journey, fly with the swan man, and wander the labyrinth only to reach our center and return to our beginnings.

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Poetry at Work Book Club: The Poetry of Layoffs and Restructuring

18 Comments 22 January 2014

What could be less poetic than corporate restructuring? In this week's discussion of Glynn Young's Poetry at Work, we consider the poetry of layoffs.

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Poetry at Work Book Club: The Poetry of Beauty in the Workplace

14 Comments 15 January 2014

In Poetry at Work, Glynn Young asks if work can have beauty. Some work seems to be the very spot where beauty expired. And yet, it's there, if one looks.

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Book Club Announcement: Poetry at Work

4 Comments 16 December 2013

Our upcoming book club discussion of Glynn Young's new book, Poetry at Work, comes just in time to celebrate Poetry at Work Day.

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Spin Creativity Book Club: Behind Closed Doors

23 Comments 27 November 2013

The stories from behind blue doors intrigue Claire Burge until she finally musters up the nerve to knock on one. Join us as we conclude our book club discussion of Spin: Taking Your Creativity to the Nth Degree.

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Spin Creativity Book Club: The Darkroom

26 Comments 20 November 2013

In our discussion of Spin: Taking Your Creativity to the Nth Degree we join author/photographer Claire Burge in the dark room to see what emerges.

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Spin Creativity Book Club: Creativity Needs Ritual

26 Comments 13 November 2013

Do you have creativity rituals? What rituals sparked your creativity as a child? How does ritual foster creativity? Discuss "Spin: Taking Your Creativity to the Nth Degree" by Claire Burge with us in our book club.

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Spin Creativity Book Club: Where Do You Hide?

47 Comments 06 November 2013

We're giving creativity a place to kick off its shoes in the closet this week in our discussion of "Spin: Taking Your Creativity to the Nth Degree."

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Book Club Announcement: Spin: Taking Your Creativity to the Nth Degree

7 Comments 25 October 2013

In our November book club, we'll be getting into the mind of productivity expert Claire Burge with her new illustrated release, Spin: Taking Your Creativity to the Nth Degree.

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The Tattoo’s Dark Side: Dorothy Parker’s Elbow Book Club

6 Comments 25 September 2013

We wrap up our discussion of Dorothy Parker’s Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos considering the tattoo's dark side with Kafka and Tony Hoagland.

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Tattoo and Identity: Dorothy Parker’s Elbow Book Club

3 Comments 18 September 2013

This week in our discussion of Dorothy Parker's Elbow we consider the tattoo and identity — the way a tattoo can broadcast one's identity, and how it might seem to have the power to create it, impose it, even take it away.

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A Tattoo Tells a Story: Dorothy Parker’s Elbow Book Club

12 Comments 11 September 2013

The tattoo has a story, and in many ways is a story. In our discussion of Dorothy Parker's Elbow this week, we look a the tattoos' stories and their scars.

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What Do Tattoos Mean: Dorothy Parker’s Elbow Book Club

14 Comments 04 September 2013

Tattoos are permanent and must, therefore, mean something more than "a picture on the skin." Join our book club discussion on Dorothy Parker's Elbow.

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Book Club: Dorothy Parker’s Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos

5 Comments 14 August 2013

Whether one is inked from head to toe or repelled by the very notion of a tattoo, there's no escaping that tattoos fascinate. Join us in September for a new book club selection, Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos.

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National Poetry Month: poemcrazy: lights and mysteries

7 Comments 01 May 2013

Join us as we wrap up our discussion of 'poemcrazy' with woolly mammoth, vikings, and writing to save your life.

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National Poetry Month: poemcrazy: Open the Window

13 Comments 24 April 2013

Poems and dreams gather fragments of our days and piece them back together in whimsical, even frightening ways. Join us for our latest 'poemcrazy' discussion.

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