CAPTIVATED: WHAT PWN IS OBSESSED WITH …

We have a devoted group of memoir writers at PWN and their interests are as varied as their narratives. This month, we asked our memoir students what they are obsessing over and their answers did not disappoint. What are they using to inspire them, broaden their perspectives, escape from the world or inform their work?…

Three Ingredients to Cook Your Funny Bone

by Michael Farragher Quarantine viewing has made me a connoisseur of cooking shows, and I now find myself trying to socially distance from the refrigerator [buh dum tss]. I especially like the shows where chefs are given five ingredients that shouldn’t go together to create something edible. It got me thinking: How does one get…

CAPTIVATED: WHAT PWN IS OBSESSED WITH …

When we think of being captivated by something, we think of immersing ourselves in it, focusing our senses and losing ourselves in a moment. What better expresses this experience than poetry? With its deep focus, rich imagery, and economy of words, a poem can allow the reader to experience the world through the poet’s eyes.…

CAPTIVATED: WHAT PWN IS OBSESSED WITH …

May as a verb is about permission, asking for and granting it. At PWN, we believe in allowing ourselves space to enjoy the activities that feed our souls and make us happy. We give ourselves permission to indulge in activities that delight our senses—sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and touch—and keep us coming back for more. …

Q&A with Laura Cyphers

Project Write Now is excited to introduce our newest instructor, Laura Cyphers, who will be teaching remotely from Virginia. Laura is teaching two poetry classes—one for adults: Poetry & the Natural World and one for teens: Teen Poetry. We recently “virtually” sat down with Laura to learn more about her love of poetry and to find…