The Stars Among Us–Featuring M.J. Brett, Author

“Because of our adversities, we learn how to overcome. . .and keep going on.” (M.J. Brett)   Margaret Brettschneider, who holds a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature/Journalism from the University of California, is one of the most prolific writers in the Pikes Peak Branch of the NLAPW.  She has known many hardships, but…

Flash Fiction–One Judge’s Perspective

Written by Cindi Carroll   Why write a flash fiction story? Writing a flash fiction story, whether it’s 100 words, 500, or 1000 is indeed a challenge.  An effective short story requires all the elements of good writing, but in a compressed format.  The flash fiction story writer must be able to distill the story…

THE STARS AMONG US–Featuring Virginia Franklin Campbell, Past National President

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about speaking the passion you have for our work… (Robin S. Sharma)    WHO ARE WE, AND WHO CAN WE BECOME…? By Virginia Franklin Campbell, National President for 2016-2018. As I contemplated penning this…

THE STARS AMONG US–Featuring Author, Cindi Carroll

The Stars Among Us is a new blog feature of this website. It’s purpose is to spotlight our members in order to better acquaint our branch members, as well as our blog subscribers, with who our members are, their creative accomplishments and any current news about their latest works. Today’s Luminary–Cindi Carroll Our spotlight today…

Poetry-in-the Schools Needs YOU!

The delight of helping students find their inner voices through poetry cannot be replicated. In times where testing, testing, testing, in the public schools takes a priority–and where creative teaching is subverted to fit into the boxes of the testing mode throughout the year, poetry often falls by the wayside. This retired teacher joined the…