They wrote about love, loss and the strength of black women!
My elders from the Arturo Schomburg Senior Center.
I am super proud of the amazing work my senior citizen writers accomplished this year. My elders have taught me so much. What an honor it has been to serve them.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BRONX, New York, Friday, June 30th, 2017, The James Monroe Senior Center is pleased to announce the graduation, awards ceremony, and public reading of the A Story for the Ages Anthology. Senior citizens from the Bronx, mostly Latino and African American will be graduating from the A Story from the Ages Creative… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Senior Citizens from the Bronx NY Publish Anthology #storyfortheages
It's our last night in Moscow. There is so much to share and describe. The pictures don't do the people justice. It was a magical day. Today we reflect and tonight we dance. * * C2C 1. Enjoy the day and our last night. 2. Dancing in Moscow Writing Prompt: 1. How have your characters… Continue reading Day 20: The Red Square #transsiberianwriters #woctakerussia #writingchallenge
There's a reason why I planned our trip this way I wanted to start at the end to arrive at our final destination. That's how I feel about my story. What happens at the end? Who is my character? What has her journey? Who are my main characters when the chapter closes? Starting in Vladivostok… Continue reading Day 19: Back in the USSR! #transsiberianwriters #writingchallenge
Today I took the time to smell the flowers and made it a point to document as many beautiful things as I could find. Next stop is Moscow! We arrive in the morning. It's our last night on the train. There are no words to describe what this journey has been like for me. *… Continue reading Day 18: Rumbo Moscow #transsiberianwriters
Sunday, June 25th Today is PRIDE in my beloved New York City 💙💛💚❤️💜🌈💙 I am very lucky to come from a country that for the most part allows me to have some freedoms. As we get closer to Moscow, the excitement of being in Russia is beginning to fade because the reality is that while… Continue reading Day 17: HAPPY PRIDE FROM RUSSIA!!!
Saturday, June 24th ~ It's nice to get off the train today. We are spending the night in Suzdal and I get to take a long shower in an actual bathroom. Praise the goddesses. Worry is beginning to set in. This writing is getting harder but the journey has been is beautiful. So much is… Continue reading Day 16: Emotional Day ~ Yekaterinburg/Suzdal #transsiberianwriters
We are in our final days together. Can you believe we have journeyed together for two full weeks? Writers of color on a train in sea of whiteness. This has been such a test of endurance. What is required is stamina. What is required is faith. We've stopped in Yekaterinburg for the day. C2C 1.… Continue reading Day 15: Things that Trigger #writingchallenge #transsiberianwriters