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This Is The End, Perhaps

WritersOpNJ.com was a project undertaken as part of a class assignment, and, unfortunately for all of us here in NJ, that class has come to an end. Does this mean anĀ end for the NJ Writers’ Op?

I’m not sure. Continue reading “This Is The End, Perhaps”

Colonization of the Eye: A Princeton Discussion by Poets

Last Wednesday, poet Natalie Diaz hosted Colonization of the Eye: A Troubling of Identity, Performance, and Projection, at the Lewis Center for the Arts in Princeton, NJ. The guest poets were Christian Campbell, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Roger Reeves.

The discussion focused on how stereotypes and preconceived notions can affect the ways in which people experience literature, poetry, and art. The guests took turns presenting their works and addressing the subject, and answered questions from the audience. Continue reading “Colonization of the Eye: A Princeton Discussion by Poets”

Where to Nanowrimo in NJ

 

shield-nano-blue-brown-rgb-hiresNanowrimo, or, National Novel Writing Month, takes place every November. It invites people to sign up and write a novel – or at least 50,000 words – in one month.

There’s plenty of criticism thrown at Nanowrimo, for instance, that the unstructured write-a-thon churns out a whole lot of slop. Ideally, if you’re going to participate, you should have a novel outlined before November. Whether or not Nanowrimo helps you write a best-seller isn’t much the point, though – if you’re sitting down to write every night, with a goal of penning 50,000 words in one month, it doesn’t matter how awful your ‘novel’ is; what matters is that you’ve been writing consistently. Continue reading “Where to Nanowrimo in NJ”

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