Thank you to Louise Hay’s Hay House, WRITING FROM YOUR SOUL, Dr. Wayne Dyer, CEO Reed Tracy, Poet & Event Coordinator Nancy Levin, April 27-28, 2013.
I mixed 2 assignments:
Something I absolutely can’t write about
My most memorable kiss
My smiling lips land right on yours
so lightly the sun rises
in your eyes
perfectly blind from disease
(c) Cindy Lou Levee
I’ve been doing so much publicly with macrobiotics that I have neglected this blog!
I’m working with SARK’s WINS Program and my co-writer Hannah Crawford to get my prose manuscript ready for publication.
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Thanks for visiting, and I will keep you updated!
Cindy Lou Levee
BLUE THREAD, a Young Adult novel by Ruth Tenzer Feldman
Sixteen year old Miriam Josefsohn’s story begins in 1912 in Portland, Oregon, and what a story it is. At first Miriam’s traditionally authoritarian father decides at the last minute that his fiesty daughter can’t join her best friend Florrie in boarding school in California. To make matters worse, Mr. Josefsohn won’t allow Miriam to continue her education in Portland either. Instead, against every fiber of Miriam’s being, her parents groom her for a month’s visit to Manhattan to fetch a charming husband of her parents’ liking.
With her particularly forceful personality, a sweet and strong Miriam develops her resolve to make a difference. Always a determined and amusing heroine, Miriam knows how to lie “in that proper sort of way” demanded by the stifling polite society of her day. This brave protagonist’s escapades grow more daring as she ventures into another realm to embrace the struggles of sisters of the heart under the leadership of the Jewish Patriarch Moses. On the leading edge of human evolution, Miriam bonds to kindred souls from antiquity to the 20th century who believe in girls’ and women’s self-development as well as the rights that belong to every person.
Although this book is published in the Young Adult category, I myself thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it for all ages. I laughed, I cried, and I would love to read a sequel.
We went to be with our friends Miss Emily Neustrom & the Collard Greens play at Grant Street Dance Hall on Friday, June 10, 2011. Can’t wait to return!
Jency Griffin and I read part of “Transmitting the Links” in New Orleans at Newman School in March. We’re looking forward to returning to read the entire essay for the students.
We got our picture taken after the reading Saturday at 1. Mona Lisa and I met decades ago in a poetry class in San Francisco, and we’ve been writing partners ever since.
On Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 6:00 pm I will be reading my essay “This Could Not Go Public.”
This is my Gold Medal Faulkner Award Winning Essay. Essay judge Andrei Codrescu wrote,
“The author uses the form of the personal essay to speak about much larger issues. Her perspective is fresh and compassionate. The use of interviews makes this essay more interesting stylistically.”
Amistad Research Center of Tulane University
Tilton Hall, 6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA.
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Wow. I’ve been writing for years and I never seem to run out of inspiration. Perhaps it is because of constant world development. Nevertheless, it is a true blessing.