Scrivner is %50 off– go write your book!

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I don’t usually promote corporations, but Scrivner has been so useful to me in writing and organizing my novel.To each her own, of course, but I really love this and can’t imagine writing my novel without it. Just wanted to give everyone a head’s up on the %50 deal. It’s worth a try!

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Even more Gypsy writers & last day to sign up for CWW’s Yoga & Writing Retreat in France

Recently I posted VIDA’s list of “Twenty Gypsy Women You Should Be Reading,” and if that made you happy, then you’ll love this. I’ve gushed about Qristina Zavačková’s blog, http://golden-zephyr.com/, before– she’s the Romani blogger who inspired my Gypsy fashion essay and photo tale with her dikhlo tumblr. Now she’s created this list in-progress of Romane Avturja/Romani Authors all over the world. I’m honored to appear on it alongside Diana Norma Szokolyai, Cecilia Woloch, Oksana Marafioti, Caren Gussof, Louise Doughty, Ian Hancock, Ronald Lee, and many other writers I admire. Thanks to Qristina, I’m composing the greatest reading list ever.

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Coincidentally, today is the last day to claim those suddenly opened spots on the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Yoga and Writing Retreat at the Château de Verderonne, France.

For more, check out the Quail Bell Magazine interview with Diana Norma Szokolyai, Rita Banerjee, and Elissa Joi Lewis on making the most of your yoga practice and creative practice. It would be lovely to see you there!

Norma and me cooling off by the thousand year old moat at the Yoga & Writing Retreat the Château de Verderonne, France

Norma and me cooling off by the thousand year old moat at the Yoga & Writing Retreat the Château de Verderonne, France

CWW Creative Director, Rita Banerjee, interviewed in Speaking of Marvels for her novella A Night with Kali

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KaliCoverWilliam Kelley Woolfitt, who runs Speaking of Marvels, a forum for interviews about chapbooks, novellas, and other short form literature, recently sat down to interview Rita Banerjee, the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Executive Creative Director, about her novella, A Night with Kali (Brooklyn Art House Co-op, 2011).  In the interview, Woolfit asked Rita a series of questions from which were her favorite chapbooks and novellas, to questions on her current writing projects, and her advice to writers working on new projects and book manuscripts.  You can read the full interview here.  Here is a selection of questions from the interview:

What’s your novella about?

A Night with Kali is at its core a coming-of-age ghost story. The novella is about a taxi-driver, Tamal-da, who explains why he left his fishing village near Krishnapur, West Bengal, to work on the dirty and crooked streets of Kolkata. Against an oddly…

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Last chance to join me in France for yoga & writing! I’ll be at the Château.

Quail Bell Magazine was so sweet to make this announcement that I’m teaching writing workshops this summer in France on the Yoga & Writing Retreat at the Château de Verderonne, France (Aug 7-20, 2014. I’m so honored to be teaching alongside Cambridge Writers’ Workshop superstars Elissa Joi Lewis, Rita Banerjee, and Diana Norma Szokolyai (recently one of VIDA’s “20 Gypsy Women You Should Be Reading”). They are all so talented, smart, and divinely sweet. And I’m wildly excited that I’m teaching “Yearning & Character Motivation” and “Magic & Trauma– Writing from the Unconscious,” and there are a bunch more awesome writing workshops on the schedule including writing workshops, craft talks, art classes, adventures to Paris & Chantilly, and yoga twice a day. In France. A couple of spots have opened so apply ASAP or by July 15th.

Enjoying yoga with magnificent Elissa Joi Lewis. I'm the one, all in black, lounging beside the thousand year old moat.

Enjoying yoga with magnificent Elissa Joi Lewis. I’m the one, all in black, lounging beside the thousand year old moat. Image Source: Quail Bell Magazine