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Power and Progress: Diverse Stories, Authentic Voices
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Power and Progress: Diverse Stories, Authentic Voices

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

The stories we are exposed to shape our understanding of the world, our interpretation of the past, and our view of the possibilities ahead. Good stories illuminate the essence of what it means to be human. They hold the power to inspire, empower, and enlighten readers. Cultivating a collective library of stories with an authentic portrayal of diverse characters is essential and, ultimately, the responsibility of all who create, curate, and consume those stories. […]

JT Blatty: A New Chapter
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JT Blatty: A New Chapter

Photojournalist JT Blatty came to the Tuscany Writeaway with a hundred pages of an eight-year-old manuscript, hoping to discover the ending to her book. As she sat at the villa table with Writeaways leaders John and Mimi, six other writers, and the time and space to reflect and focus on her writing, JT found the breakthrough she was looking for. With the encouragement of this close community, she wrote about her life, her search for purpose, and the volunteer soldiers in Ukraine she is committed to honoring in her new Chapter One. […]

Never Forget: Artist Paul Dillon’s Passion to Preserve POW-MIA Stories
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Never Forget: Artist Paul Dillon’s Passion to Preserve POW-MIA Stories

by Terri Barnes

For artist Paul Dillon, discovering and preserving personal wartime stories like his father’s is a passion. He fears these individual pieces of history are in danger of being forgotten, and he hopes to change that, through his artwork in N is for Never Forget: POW-MIA A to Z and his work as the president of the Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum. […]