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Writeaways Workshop Leaders Mimi Herman and John Yewell
Writeaway

Writeaways Workshop Leaders Mimi Herman and John Yewell

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

She views the world through the eyes of a poet. He constructs scenes with the curiosity of an investigative reporter. As coleaders of their signature Writeaways workshops, Mimi Herman and John Yewell balance differing viewpoints and teaching styles to shepherd a community of writers. Their personalities and writing backgrounds appear so complementary, the pairing seems purposely orchestrated. Their serendipitous relationship is eighteen years strong and growing. […]

Strive Publishing: Growing Community Uplifts African-American Stories & Dreams
Community Connection

Strive Publishing: Growing Community Uplifts African-American Stories & Dreams

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

Mary Taris, founder of Strive Publishing, has a dream to publish children’s books and young adult novels that inspire African-American youth to follow their dreams. “Students need books that are contemporary and relatable—books about families that look like them, doing things they do, or things they dream of doing,” she says. “The name Strive Publishing represents the continuous effort and resiliency it takes to turn dreams into reality.” And as her community of supporters grows, Mary is determined to do just that. […]

Reading to Reduce Stress
Readers Write

Reading to Reduce Stress

by Alexander Pavlicin

Stress: A feeling everyone feels at one point or another when a problem arises and finding a solution is difficult. Stress is a largely natural response to challenges, but managing stress poorly can lead to more problems down the road, such as a decline in physical and mental health. One way to manage stress is by reading books. Studies have shown that more than half the time, the act of reading reduces stress faster and more completely than other relaxation methods. In this month’s Readers Write, we asked, “How do books help you de-stress, and what books do you choose to read when you start to feel the pressure?”
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