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Living Revision: Opening the Writer’s Art invites writers into the most dynamic, surprising, and personally expansive phase of writing—revision.  More>

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HannahW_IPPYHannah, Delivered tells the story of how inexplicable passion, buried strength, and professional skill deliver one woman from fear into a rich and risk-filled life.  More>

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Writing the Sacred Journey book coverWriting the Sacred Journey teaches readers how to write memoir with heart and flair. It helps readers get motivated, generate material, move swiftly through drafts and gain confidence and ease in their writing.  More >

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On the Threshold book coverElizabeth J. Andrew’s meditations turn to the details of household maintenance—the cluttered pantry, the loose-screened porch, the dim bedroom—and to neighborly relations, using lath-and-plaster language to address the sometimes empty, sometimes exuberant, seasons of the spiritual life.  More >

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Swinging on the Garden Gate book coverSwinging on the Garden Gate explores bisexuality as a creative expression of God and examines the various ways in which the spirit resides in the world.  More >

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In this volume of the Queer Voices reading series, series curators John Medeiros and Andrea Jenkins and facilitator Lisa Marie Brimmer present the finest poetry, fiction, and nonfiction pieces by the presenters. Their work, generated and performed in a powerful space of understanding, explores the material of life without internal or external censorship. Living, loving, working, learning, playing, reflecting, knowing, inventing, and being—these magnificent queer voices affirm the importance of civil literacy and the power of vulnerability.

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The Orison Anthology is an annual collection of the finest spiritually engaged writing that appeared in periodicals in the preceding year. It aims to not only fill, but expand, the space left by the absence of The Best American Spiritual Writing series. In addition to reprinted material, each year the anthology will also include new, previously unpublished works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry by the winners of The Orison Anthology Awards, judged by different prominent writers each year. The judges for Volume 1 were Kevin McIlvoy, Ann Hood, and Claire Bateman. The winners receive $500 each, as well as publication. The winners for Vol. 1 were Jill Widner, Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, and Christopher J. Adamson.

Views from the Loft book coverA who’s who of writers on writing spanning from the National Book Award-winning poet Mark Doty to Newberry Medal-winning children’s author Kate DiCamillo, and touching on issues as delicate as the representation of family in memoir and as hilarious as a “sad-epiphany poem” Mad Lib for frustrated poets, this book is an essential collection of crucial tips and challenging questions for everyone  who puts pen to page in pursuit of art.  More >

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Riding Shotgun book coverWith honesty and extraordinary self-knowledge, twenty-one accomplished authors illuminate the mother-daughter relationship–intimate, complicated, loving, flawed–with humor and clarity.  More >

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My Red Couch book coverEdited by Claire Bischoff and Rachel Gaffron, My Red Couch and Other Stories on Seeking a Feminist Faith includes the voices of two-dozen young people between the ages of 20-35 who seek to participate in the continuing conversation about what it means to be a feminist and a Christian in our contemporary culture.  More >

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