To read “Cassell’s Illustrated Shakespeare” is to rediscover the great playwright and step into a time when families read Shakespeare.
Callie Feyen reflects on Frankenstein, Auggie and Me, and the generosity of perspective in understanding another and being human together.
Revisiting a long-ago read collection of Patricia Hampl stories leads Callie Feyen down a path of mystery and wonder and memory.
In the final discussion of Sonia Barkat’s collection of 10-minute plays, Callie Feyen laughs along with swooshing trench coats and seafood hedges in the comedy “Auras in Suburbia.”
In this week’s book club discussion of the short plays in Sonia Barkat’s Winter Stars, Callie Feyen considers the complexities of love and friendship in the fantasy play, “To the Shadows We Return.”
In this week’s Wild Words book club discussion, Callie Feyen considers the liminal spaces we find ourselves in, and how we emerge from them to new ways of being.
In this week’s Wild Words book club discussion, Callie Feyen considers the role of our feelings in moving our writing forward. Join us!
In this week’s Wild Words book club discussion, author Callie Feyen invites writers to imagine their lives as a poem, in a reflection on the seasons of going back in time and discontent.
Callie Feyen reflects on coming to the place in our writing life where we are both ready and willing and can “somehow begin.”
“Do you know any of Anna Kamienska’s poetry? ‘Astonishments’ is my favorite,” Callie Feyen texted to her friend Stephanie. “I’ve been contemplating the last two lines of her ‘Gratitude’ poem: ‘Gratitude is a scattered / homeless love.’”
“I’d decided going to graduate school was a mistake, and began to make plans to give up,” says Callie Feyen. “Enter Charles Dickens, John Forster, and Jane Carlyle.”
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By Hand is a monthly prompt focused on freeing our words by using our hands. This month, we’re exploring cooking and baking with Megan Willome as our guide.