Monthly Archives: March 2018

The WHO, WHERE & WHENs of Critique Groups, by Heather Pierce Stigall

In my last two articles, I addressed the WHYs and HOWs of Critique Groups. If you’re not already in a critique group, you’re ready to join or start one, right? Or maybe you have a few more questions (especially if … Continue reading

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The HOWs of Critique Groups, by Heather Pierce Stigall

In my last article, I discussed the WHYs of Critique Groups, and I hope, if you are not already a member of one, that I inspired you to join a group. But maybe you’re now left wondering, “How do I … Continue reading

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Reading to Write, by Eva Polites

Every semester I will have at least one student who asks me, “what can I do to become a better writer.” Students who ask this are looking for the secret sauce. A secret sauce that hopefully does not involve too … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Agent Kira Watson, by Lindsay Bandy

Happy snow day, Eastern PA! Since it is technically spring now, I bring you a ray of sunshine: Meet Pocono Retreat faculty member Kira Watson, agent with the Emma Sweeney Agency!  LB: Hi there, Kira, and welcome to the Eastern … Continue reading

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Navigating Nonfiction: A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Dear Colleagues: Welcome to “Navigating Nonfiction!” In this new monthly column we’ll explore the strategies and techniques that can have a positive influence on your writing career. We’ll look at the … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight—Berrie Torgan-Randall, by Virginia Law Manning

Last November after Fall Philly, EPA member Berrie Torgan-Randall approached me and RA Kim Briggs about the possibility of offering Mike Malbrough’s “Portfolio Development Workshop” in Eastern PA. I knew the NJ chapter had successfully run the program in the … Continue reading

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Bilingual Reading, by Aline S. Iniestra

“Hurray! Today is our day. El día de los niños. Let’s have fun today reading our favorite books. Toon! Toon! Children’s day, book day! ¡Viva! Hoy es nuestro día. El día de los niños. Nos vamos a divertir con nuestros … Continue reading

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