Emily Breunig’s The Loyalty of Water

Friend and inspiration Emily Breunig has initiated a new shared online writer’s space called The Loyalty of Writers, featuring women on writing by writing women. Treat yourself and take a peek: This is the inauguration of a mini-series, The Loyalty of Water, a virtual meeting of the minds and a reflection on the challenges and failures, the grind and the joys, of being a writer and a woman today. Contributions…

Geography as the Body & Inherited Landscapes: A Shamefully Overdue Re-Cap on the 2012 Mills College Workshop

Absolutely and positively late in re-capping but still here it is, an overview of the Mills workshop that your salonniere was invited to as a guest speaker hosted and organized by the gracious and talented writer and publisher melissa r. sipin , sponsored by ANAKBAYAN East Bay, TAYO Literary Magazine, Philippine American Writers & Artists and Mills College. The Political Content & Engagement Writing Workshop was a series of five…

A Conversation on Dialogue

  Favorite all time film and a great example of scintillating dialogue: The Lady Eve, Preston Sturges, 1941. On January 1, 2013, your salonniere started the new year with an engaging discussion about writing dialogue prompted by a very near and dear family member who makes writing comedy his specialty. While we waited in line to be seated for New Year’s brunch, sipping caffeine under a surprisingly strong January sun,…

Part of the Political Content & Engagement Writing Workshops at Mills College

Your Salonniere is honored to be invited as a guest speaker for writer Melissa Rae Sipon-Gabon’s Political Content & Engagement Writing Workshop where we’ll be discussing “Political Narratives in Colonial Amnesia: Filipino/American Landscapes” on Sunday, November 18 at Mills College. POLITICAL CONTENT & ENGAGEMENT in story, memoir, and poetry ——- five FREE writing workshops participants’ reading gala “i am ND” anthology ——- DATES | Oct. 21, 2012 at 2pm–4pm and…

Shadowboxing the Lyrical Punch: The Dirty Play of Revision

By Your Salonniere There’s nothing dirtier than revision. Its dirtier than dirt. Such a grimy task, a filthy word for a filthy business, really. After the free-fall adventures of brainstorming, after the gumshoe pursuit of research, the bulk of writing is a messy, painful, crazy-making process, comprising ninety percent of the work, give or take a few percentages. Revision comes in all sorts of manifestations. Here are some of the…

Must See BBC Part Deux

By Your Salonniere Can’t get enough of British Television? At the request of a friend, here’s a list to get your Anglophilia on. *Since the day of posting, an (I) means the show is available on Netflix Instant. COMEDY Black Books – Hands down one of the funniest shows ever, and I’m not ashamed to say Bernard Black is my hero (I). The Young Visiters – A masterpiece classic based…

Carve Magazine Welcomes Salon Member Rio Liang

Three cheers for Rio Liang, who joins Carve Magazine. We’re thrilled they’re thrilled! Introducing Rio Liang: Our Newest Guest Blogger Posted on: Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9:34AM It may be called the “From the Editor” blog, but there’s room for more than just me! Our newest guest blogger: Rio LiangPlease welcome Rio Liang to our blog as our contributing “Story Spotlight” writer. On the 1st and 15th of every month,…