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:
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.
1. The day I spent a chunk of time with Mark Jarman's Unholy Sonnet 42 and realized I love the idea of not facing the world but still entering it and I also love the idea of undoing steps while also gaining ground.
In my first very short but sweet Story Cures podcast, I talk about using centers (like in kindergarten) to cultivate creativity. Yesterday, I took 30 minutes to put my plan into action.
Welcome to The Story Cures Interview series! Every Tuesday (most Tuesdays?) I'm going to post someone's answers to the same five questions about reading, writing, creativity, and grace. If you'd like to participate, email me at email@example.com.
1. My embroidered Irish Blessing.
2. A couple of day trips to the beach/my happy place.
3. Finding the perfect gray paint for all of the interior walls in our condo.
I launched a Story Cures podcast where I spend a few minutes talking about an idea connected to reading, writing, creativity, and/or grace.
The first Story Cures group will meet January 8-February 2 via an online small group platform that allows for content delivery, discussion questions, and comment threads. The theme for January is Beginnings.