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Art & Soul
a Retreat/Workshop for Creative People
Alfred J. Garrotto, presenter
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
San Damiano Retreat House, Danville, CA
Cost: $55.00 (lunch included)
Based on the presenter’s book, “The Soul of Art,” this workshop/retreat focuses on the creative gifts of both professional and aspiring actors, composers, dancers, fine artists, musicians, playwrights, writers, et al. The God-given talents of artists of all genres uplift humankind and lead audiences to deeper awareness of life’s higher meaning. Participants will explore the divine source of their own gifts and inspirations and take away with them even greater joy in sharing them.
Attendees of all faith are invited. (posted 3/13/17)
Laura R. Loomis's collection of linked short stories, "Lost in Translation," is now available from Wordrunner Press.
Links to other pieces, including two in Writer Advice, can be found at my blog, "Lost and Found."
Jey Tehya’s (Jessica Mehta’s) novel The Wrong Kind of Indian releases January 1 and her third collection of poetry Orygun, released November 1. She’s also the author of What Makes an Always and The Last Exotic Petting Zoo. Jessica is a Cherokee poet and novelist. Find out more about her word at jessicatynermehta.com.
Sara Baker’s piece, "Partner Promenade" was one of only 20 pieces selected to be published in an anthology entitled Finding Mr. Right. I was delighted to have made the "cut" as the criteria was steep and the criteria exacting.
Another piece of Ms. Baker’s, "May Baskets," was published in Good Old Days Magazine in the May issue (yep, appropriate). And another piece, "Pixie Dust and Quilts" will be published in an upcoming issue of American Quilter Magazine.
“The Horn,” a slipstream story by Mi West who placed in the 2015 Writer Advice’s Flash Prose Contest, was published online as a runner-up in the Jerry Jazz Musician Short Fiction Contest ( http://www.jerryjazzmusician.com/2016/04/the-horn-whispers-of-eternity-in-f-major-a-short-story-by-mi-west/ ).
THEIR SOULS MET IN WISHTON by Wanda Penalver Bevan
Published June 2016 by Solstice Publishing is available on AMAZON, BARNES and NOBLE, GOODREADS
Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan was selected as the 2016-2017 Fellow for Pen Parentis. Read about it at http://www.penparentis.org/fellowships/current-fellow/
Kelli A. Wilkins has released seven of her sensual romances previously published with Amber Quill Press. Her two most recent paranormals, Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover and Killer in Wolf’s Clothing, were released this summer. Look for her third Medallion Press romance, Lies, Love & Redemption (a historical western set in Nebraska), coming September 19! Visit her website: www.KelliWilkins.com for a full title list and book summaries.
Patricia Boyle’s poem, "Saturday Morning Encounter," was published in the California Writer’s Club 2016 Literary Review. Her poem recounts a chance, yet memorable meeting between two people, one homeless, one from the middle class, on an ordinary Saturday morning.
News of two more launches from Camille Minichino, writing under two pseudonyms:
Sept 6: CANCELLED BY MURDER, the second in Postmistress series (as Jean Flowers)
Sept 9: MATRIMONY IN MINIATURE, the ninth in the Miniature Mysteries (as Margaret Grace)
The Sierra Nevada Review will accept submissions for poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction from September 1st to February 15th. We publish writing that leans toward the unconventional, surprising, and risky. We appreciate experiments in form and content, and prefer works whose meanings deepen on repeated readings.
The Soul of Art by Alfred J. Garrotto offers insight, inspiration, and encouragement for all of us engaged in the creative arts. It invites reflection on the intimate relationship between our gifts and the Creator-Spirit, who uses our creations to speak hope, love, and compassion to our needy world. https://www.amazon.ca/Soul-Art-Alfred-J-Garrotto/dp/1537726412.