Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pain That Unites Us All - Anthology

I participated in “The Pain That Unites Us All,” an anthology inspired by “The Power of the Pen: Writing Identities and Social Issues in Fiction and Nonfiction,” a MOOC course held by the University of Iowa in 2017.

From the “Forward” by author Monica Bergers:

“Pain, when written about, has power, and this power can be channeled into pure energy on the page. From this crafting comes wisdom, and perhaps, peace. It seems fitting, then, to say that these writers, in gathering their work and offering it as a reflection of lived, and often agonizing life are not only courageous, but also joyful. For they have found that writing and art have the capacity to burn out the pain. I agree with them. May it comfort you to know that in your grief and your frustration, in your struggle to live, you are not alone.

Monica Bergers
July 2017”

This book is available as a free download and a paper version for purchase at a great discount if you use a Lulu coupon.

Front cover painting entitled ―Pain‖ by Elsa Orozco, all rights reserved 2017.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Story Published in WordWorks Literary Magazine

How wonderful it is to see my story in print in the Summer 2017 edition of the WordWorks Literary Magazine by the Federation of BC Writers!

My story Bench Canoes of the Salish Sea won the first prize in the annual Literary Writes 2017 competition in the postcard category.