Workshop Member News

Recent publications and news from workshop members:

Quincy Whitney’s essay, “What Leaf Peeping in New England Taught Me About the Meaning of Autumn” at Zócalo

Steve Colori’s essay, “When Will Being Normal Make You Sick,” at The Good Men Project.

Bill Gray’s essay, “Having a Sick Child Can Mend Your Heart” at The Good Men Project.

Bonita LeFlore’s short story “A Good Job” has been accepted for publication in October, 2017 by Work Literary Magazine.

Steve Colori’s story “A Rainy Road” at Literary Heist

Steve Colori’s baseball story “Breaking Out of Mental Illness,” at The Good Men Project.

Bill Gray’s essay, “Down’s Syndrome: A Different Perspective” at The Good Men Project.

One of Ann McCrea’s haiku will appear in the Fall/Winter issue of The Aurorean.

Two new pieces of flash fiction by Steve Colori at Short Tales 100: “A Good Compliment” and “January’s Dying Uncle”

Bill Gray’s essay, “A Clear Picture: A First Glimpse into the World of Down Syndrome” at The Good Men Project.

Paulette Turco’s manuscript, In Silence, has been accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press.

Sandra Thaxter has a poem titled “Listening to Nora Jones”  in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Ibbetson Street (#41).

Roberta Flynn has a poem titled “A Zither Played” in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Ibbetson Street (#41).

Steve Colori’s most recent publication at Short Tales 100.

The judges for the 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize have given Kevin Carey’s book, Jesus Was a Homeboy (Cavankerry Press) honorable mention.

Kevin Carey’s new documentary film, Unburying Malcolm Miller, will have its first showing on Friday May 5, at 5:30, at the Peabody Museum in Salem, as part of the Mass Poetry Festival.

Priscilla Turner Spada’s poem, “Lost and Found,” will appear in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Ibbetson Street (#41).

Paulette Turco’s poem, “Her Eye Exam,” will appear in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Ibbetson Street (#41).

Another story from Steve Colori at The Good Men Project

Steve Colori’s story at *82 Review

Steve Colori’s flash fiction, “The Alarm,” at A Story In 100 Words

Priscilla Turner Spada was a featured reader at the Poetry Hoot in Portsmouth, NH on March 1, 2017. Priscilla read from her first chapbook, Light in Unopened Windows. The reading begins at 7:00.. Location: Cafe Espresso, 738 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH

Steve Colori has been asked to write a bi-weekly column about men and mental health for The Good Men Project. 

Garrison Keillor read a second poem, “Getting It Right,”  from Kevin Carey’s new collection: The Writers Almanac.

Bonita LeFlore’s novel, The Last Daughter of Elizabeth Light (Published in October, 2016,) is available at Amazon.com.

Steve Colori’s story, “What Drives the Wind?” at Scarlet Leaf Review

Quincy Whitney’s biography of pioneering violin-maker Carleen Hutchins made the “long list” for Pen International’s 2017 Award for Biography.

Steve Colori’s essay, “Forgiveness Will Transform How You See Your Mental Illness” at The Good Men Project.

The Journal of the Acoustic Society of American published a terrific review of Quincy Whitney’s biography American Luthier: Carleen Hutchins, The Art & Science of the Violin.

Steve Colori’s 100-word story, “A Difficult Conversation” at Short Tale 100. 

Garrison Keillor read Kevin Carey’s poem, “Reading to My Kids” on The Writers Almanac.

Marie Tobin’s poem “Star Born” will appear in the next issue of The Lyric.

Priscilla Turner Spada’s poem, “Trust,” Paulette Turco’s poem “Rushmore,” Roberta Carr Flynn’s poem, “I Hear the Sound” and my own “After the Carnival” appear in the fall issue of Ibbetson Street (#40).

The prolific Steve Colori’s first work of flash fiction, “The Crossing,” at The Flash Fiction Press.

Steve Colori’s book of short stories, Stek’s Deliberations, available from Amazon.

Steve Colori’s essay, “The Intangibles Have Tangible Results” at Talking Soup.

Bonita LeFlore’s short story “Sanctuary” will be published in The Mulberry Fork Review.

Kevin Carey’s new poetry collection, Jesus Was a Homeboy, from Cavankerry Press.

Steve Colori’s short story “Who’s to Help” at Indiana Voice Journal.

Bonita LeFlore’s story, “Eleanor Was Always With Her,” will appear in the October issue of Front Porch Review.

Steve Colori’s short story, “The Middle” appears in the current issue of Literally Stories.

Paulette Turco will have a poem in the Spring 2016 issue of The Lyric.

Sandra Thaxter’s poem “No Expectations” appears in  Ibbetson Street #39, Spring/ Summer Issue, 2016 (along with a new poem of my own, “The Merry-Go-Round”).

Quincy Whitney’s American Luthier: Carleen Hutchins, the Art & Science of the Violin,  has just been published by ForeEdge Press.

Steve Colori continues to publish regularly at The Good Men Project. “Writing and Recovery” is his most recent essay. Go to the Steve Colori archives at the website to read his earlier essays, like “What It Was Like: My Life Before Mental Illness,” which was recognized as one of his best and widely circulated on Facebook.

Priscilla Turner Spada’s chapbook, Light in Unopened Windows, is now available from Finishing Line Press. (See my blog post.)

Read Steve Colori’s courageous new essay, “Fear, Faith, Hope and Courage,” published in Schizophrenia Bulletin, published by Oxford Journals.

Bonita LeFlore’s short story, “Human Resources,” appeared in the online literary journal Work Literary Magazine, Issue 7.21, January 17, 2016.

Steve Colori has become a regular contributor at The Good Men Project. Here is a link to his recent essay, “Living in Silence and Withholding a Diagnosis.”

Steve Colori’s book, Experiencing and Overcoming Schizoaffective Disorder is available from Amazon.com. The book received a terrific review from Erin Kelly at The Good Men Project. Here’s a link: “Inside the Mind: Overcoming the Stigmas and Stereotypes of Schizoaffective Disorder”

Bonita LeFlore’s short story “Warning” was published in the Avalon Literary Review Fall 2015.

Paulette Turco’s essay, “The Last Time…”, won third prize in the Newburyport Adult and Community Education annual writing contest and will be published on the NACE website.

An interview with Kevin Carey at Genoese Reads.

Ed Boyle’s story “Making Weight” is featured in Mud Season Review Issue #3.

Roberta Carr Flynn’s poem, “Sunday Ritual” appeared in Ibbetson Street #34.

Roberta Carr Flynn’s poem, “An Ordinary Kiss” appeared in The Lyric, Winter 2013.