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Amy Antongiovanni: Establishing Chico’s roots in the Literary World

by Jessica Harrington Amy Antongiovanni is a poet, teacher, and “advocate” for the literary scene within Butte College and throughout Butte County. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree and finding a job in the “real world,” she realized she needed more- wanted more. At the suggestion of a former professor, she read Rilke’s Letters to … Continue reading

Zu Vincent: Welcomes You to the World of YA

by le Hab At le Hab, we often hear people ask, “What’s YA?” So, we were delighted to see Zu Vincent’s workshop, titled “Is Your Novel So Yesterday? Uncover Today’s YA!” on the list of Wordfire offerings. Vincent, whose YA (read Young Adult) novel, The Lucky Place, has appeared on awards lists each year since … Continue reading

Molly Emmons: Advocate for Writers’ Groups

by Mackenzie Stickney I sat down with Molly Emmons, novel writing group extraordinaire, to pick her brain about her upcoming workshop at the WordFire Conference: The Care and Feeding of a Writers’ Group. She told me some great stories from her college years: romances, choosing majors, and bizarre parties (future articles are pending), and gave … Continue reading

A Morning with Nora Profit

by Jessica Harrington The Writing Loft (www.thewritingloft.com) is a creative writing school located in Paradise, CA. They offer on-line courses in non-fiction, fiction, memoir, publishing, and everything in between. The school puts on boot camps, retreats, and mentoring programs, all with the goal of getting people published. The school itself is a cute little two-room red … Continue reading

Susan Wooldridge: Making Friends of Words and Writers of All Ages

by Erica G. German Poemcrazy and Foolsgold are two of her many published works.  I am speaking of Susan Wooldridge.  Her Poemcrazy is in its twenty-third publishing and is used in writing programs across the country. It is probably her best known published work. Then, there is Foolsgold, which presents an inspiring and friendly approach … Continue reading

Rob Davidson: Bringing Fiction Writing to the People

by Jessica Harrington Rob Davidson will be the key-note speaker, as well as workshop leader and panelist, in the upcoming writing conference Wordfire, put on by Butte College. He is a professor at CSU Chico and recently released his third book, a collection of short stories, titled The Farther Shore. I had the pleasure to … Continue reading