Today began with a writer photo shoot this morning – Erna took pictures of me in her neighbor’s studio. We set the scene up like a writer’s desk, and Erna chose to take most of the pictures with a black backdrop and low lighting, which made for an effect that I found extremely moving and […]
Today was the first official day of my on-site collaboration with Dutch artist Erna Kuik. She and I have been collaborating on a book project (a book of poems and images) since early 2017, and this week I flew into Amsterdam for a three day in-person workshop at her beautiful home and studio in Steenderen, […]
Something to know about me – as a creative writer – is that I’ve always had an exceptionally hard time starting and keeping any kind of consistent writing schedule. Also, I’m terrible to put everything else in the world before my own creative energies and creative needs. But, I’ve turned my whole life upset down […]
In the spring of this year, I was commissioned to write four poems for a successful LLC with national advertisement reach. I was honored and was PAID for my poetry writing. It was a wonderful experience overall. Below are the poems from this venture; they are now property of MONQ, LLC, who retain first North […]
I’m excited to share the news with everyone! I am transferring from the doctoral program in English/Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana Lafayette to the doctoral program at Cardiff University in Wales, UK! Because I’ll be considered the equivalent to ABD (all but dissertation), the program has offered to […]
I’m happy and excited to share the news: I’ve rebranded the site formerly titled PrettyRedShoes, choosing Love of Literary as its new identity, which I think does a better job at conveying the site’s content and theme. Love of Literary, just like PrettyRedShoes, is still interested in poetry, prose, pedagogy, and publishing. The site still […]
This, the first entry of a blog about creative writing, is a long time coming for me. I’ve decided to use the first entry to answer two basic questions: 1) what’s the purpose of this site and 2) why is it called PrettyRedShoes? P U R P O S E Upon deciding to create this […]
POETRY. PROSE. PEDAGOGY. PUBLISHING. PrettyRedShoes is a website / blog that seeks to promote helpful & meaningful discussions about navigating the vast world of creative writing: the writing itself, the teaching of writing, and the various avenues of publishing. PrettyRedShoes also seeks to feature current writers & their creative work. FIRST OFFICIAL POST COMING SOON!