We're more connected now than ever before, but we still struggle with loneliness and isolation. Charlotte and Story Cures help us engage stories because stories enliven us and unite us in meaningful ways.
You are invited--even if you don't feel very creative--to join Charlotte and Story Cures to consider ideas related to reading, writing, creativity, and grace:
Salaam Green is another one of my local heroes. She does amazing work in Birmingham and beyond and is a living example of the power of creativity. I'm thrilled to share her words on reading, writing, creativity, and grace.
What if to love and be loved is not enough?
What if I fall and can't bear to get up?
I met Stephanie Phillips in college and was so delighted to reconnect with her a few years ago through her writing at Mockingbird. I always enjoy her humor, wisdom, and honesty, and I'm thankful for her words here on reading, writing, creativity, and grace.
Marjean is a dear friend from my writers' group so I get to read her words often and receive great feedback from her on my work, too. I'm delighted to have Marjean participate in the Story Cures Interview and share her thoughts on reading, writing, creativity, and grace.
I'm thrilled to host Ashley Jones for this week's Story Cures Interview. Ashley is one of my favorite poets (and one of my favorite people!), and I'm honored to share her words on reading, writing, creativity, and grace.
In my latest very short Story Cures podcast episode, I talk a bit about these topics with some thoughts from Simone Weil, a former therapist, and author and theologian James Houston.
I'm happy to share Sarah Sanderson's words here today. I met Sarah through my MFA program, and I'm so glad to know her and have opportunities to have fantastic conversations with her during our residencies. I hope you enjoy this installment of The Story Cures Interview.
I'm so grateful to share Carla Jean Whitley's words here today. She is a dear friend who has encouraged me in so many ways over the past several years She was one of the first people who said I was a writer. And she taught me to never leave home without a book. I hope you enjoy this installment of The Story Cures Interview
I stumbled across an excellent series a few weeks ago. Brian Volck--writer, teacher, pediatrician, advocate, and speaker--wrote about caring for words during the Twelve Days of Christmas and on Epiphany. In each post, he introduces an idea connected to the topic and adds a few quotes from a diverse range of authors.
I'm thrilled to share T. Marie King's words here. I met Marie soon after we moved to Crestwood and have followed her work throughout the years. She works so hard to fulfill her mission and is a legit changemaker.