Creative Arts
The Fullness of Things- Jane Hirshfield

The Fullness of Things- Jane Hirshfield

The esteemed writer Jane Hirshfield has been a Zen monk and a visiting artist among neuroscientists. She has said this: “It’s my nature to question, to look at the opposite side. I believe that the best writing also does this … It tells us that where there is sorrow,...

Writing from the Heart: Magic Eyes- Nancy Slonim Aronie

Writing from the Heart: Magic Eyes- Nancy Slonim Aronie

How does your perception affect what you see? In the early ’70s, there was a book being passed around in our circle of friends called “Magic Eye Beyond 3D.” Basically it was a two-dimensional image that had a three-dimensional image hidden in the middle of the page....

Why Write A Memoir ?- Nancy Slonim Aronie

Why Write A Memoir ?- Nancy Slonim Aronie

  I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means-what I want and what I fear. -JOAN DIDION Me too. - NANCY ARONIE Why in the world do you write? And why are you writing a memoir in particular? I'll tell you why I...

Why Rumi is So Popular Now- Haleh Liza Gafori

Why Rumi is So Popular Now- Haleh Liza Gafori

This interview originally appeared: https://bowerypoetry.podbean.com/Three poems by Rumi translated by Haleh Liza GaforiLet’s love each other, let’s cherish each other, my friend, before we lose each other.  You’ll long for me when I’m gone. You’ll make a truce with...

The Fiction of Being: Looking for the Untold Story- Mark Matousek

The Fiction of Being: Looking for the Untold Story- Mark Matousek

Every life is a work of fiction. That’s what I tell my memoir students. People come to me wanting to tell their life story, the narrative that sums them up, the myth that captures their essence. They expect to find this story hiding inside them like one of...

Trusting the Impulse Within- Deborah Koff-Chapin

Trusting the Impulse Within- Deborah Koff-Chapin

Deborah Koff-Chapin has been developing Touch Drawing since it came to her in an inspired moment in 1974. She teaches the process internationally. Deborah is creator of SoulCards 1 & 2, Portals of Presence, and SoulTouch Coloring Journals. She is the author...

Remember Your First Time?- Ann Randolph

Remember Your First Time?- Ann Randolph

The first time I put up a one person show, I didn’t know what I was doing.  The first time I taught a workshop, I didn’t know what I was doing.  The first time I gave a sermon at the Church of the Pacific, I didn’t know what I was doing. I learn by doing and...

We Are Together in the Life Boat: Vicki Robin Interviews Ann Randolph

We Are Together in the Life Boat: Vicki Robin Interviews Ann Randolph

Ann is an award-winning writer and performer. Her current solo show, Inappropriate in All the Right Ways, has been described by The Huffington Post as “a show like no other.” Her show, Loveland, played for two years straight in San Francisco where it won the SF Weekly...