NEWS!

** Very excited for my book March Farm to receive Honorable Mention in the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Legacy Non-fiction category

The Review:

March Farm, Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm , Nancy McMillan, Stuart Rabinowitz and Jack Huber (photography) Whistling Hawk Press - In 1944, there were 22,000 farms in Connecticut. Today, according to a recent USDA census, there are 4,916. Yet, with a renewed interest in local foods, that number is beginning to increase. Farm stays, corn mazes, farm stands, pick your own options are popular. Yet, many children and adults have never visited a farm and do not know where their milk or produce come from. With color photographs, this book celebrates a year in the March family, the 4th generation of farmers to work this 150-acre farm. Readers might change their minds about the role of farming in our society, the beauty of its cycles, and the work that produces so many things that sustain us all.

** Two pieces of my fiction are featured in the spring issue of Fresh Inkthe literary journal of Naugatuck Valley Community College.  Click here to read Katie at Night, a novel excerpt on page 28, and the short story To the River on page 52.

CLASSES:

Summer Series: Poetry and Art in the Garden

Come enjoy time writing and illustrating poetry in the beautiful and intimate gardens at Lilly Hill Studio in Bethlehem. I'll be co-teaching with the extraordinary botanical artist Betsy Rogers-Knox.

Friday June 23 and Friday August 25 2:30-5:00 p.m, Lilly Hill Studio, Bethlehem

Wine and cheese to follow

Having the Last Word: Writing Your Own Obit

How would you like to be remembered after you die?  Expressing your vision of how you have lived your life and your personal legacy is an enriching and enlightening experience.  It can give a sense of clarity to the unique life you have lived.  All levels of writers welcome.  

Monday July 10 10:30 -1:30 p.m.  Arts Escape, Southbury

Bring a bag lunch.  Drinks provided.

Flash in the Pan: Writing Flash Fiction

Interested in writing short stories?  Flash fiction, stories of 1500 words or fewer, is an excellent sub-category to explore.  Using an innovative set of prompts, you’ll write a solid draft of a story during our time together.  All levels of writers welcome.  

Monday August 7 10 10:30 -1:30 p.m.  Arts Escape, Southbury

Bring a bag lunch.  Drinks provided.

Pattern Play: Writing Pantoum Poems

In the class, students will explore the fascinating form of the Pantoum, a patterned poem with repeating lines. The structure is both intriguing and revealing. 

Monday September 11 10:30 -1:30 p.m.  Arts Escape, Southbury

Bring a bag lunch.  Drinks provided.

Get Real!  How to Write a Holiday Newsletter That People Will Read (and not mock)!

Would you like to write a holiday newsletter that people not only read, but keep?  It’s time to get real.  Bring your current ideas for what you’d like to include in a holiday letter and we’ll work up a draft of an irresistible one. 

Monday October 16 10 10:30 -1:30 p.m.  Arts Escape, Southbury

Bring a bag lunch.  Drinks provided.