The Sunday Spotlight Category

The Sunday Spotlight: Writer & Critic Michele Filgate

Today’s featured writer: Michele Filgate The featured writing: “Possessed” published at Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. I’m thrilled to feature Michele Filgate and her gorgeous essay “Possessed” today. This is a bit of a gamble because Michele’s essay is published in the print edition of the literary journal Gulf Coast out of the […]

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The Sunday Spotlight: Writer Suzanne Farrell Smith

Today’s featured writer: Suzanne Farrell Smith The featured writing: “Listing to Love” published at Pank. Okay, prepare yourselves. This is going to be a gush-fest. And I’m not sorry about it in the least. In honor of Valentine’s Day and this week’s featured essay “Listing to Love,” I’ve compiled a short list on what I […]

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The Sunday Spotlight: Writer Melissa Matthewson

Today’s featured writer: Melissa Matthewson. The featured writing: “As Snow Designs” published at The Bellingham Review. I live in a small, rural town, so in order to fulfill my literary cravings and needs, I rely upon social media to keep connected. While having that online access is great, interacting with people virtually is definitely a […]

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The Sunday Spotlight: Writer Kelly Thompson

Today’s featured writer: Kelly Thompson The featured writing: “Hand Me Down Stories” published at Proximity Magazine. I met Kelly Thompson last year at AWP in Minneapolis when I visited my friend, Christy Bailey, in her highrise Hilton suite. It was late, and the room was full of people because Christy, being very ill with cancer, had […]

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Introducing “The Sunday Spotlight” First up: Writer Cathy Bell

Last week, I read a snarky article on the Huffington Post on the “7 Ways to Be Insufferable on Facebook.” The author dissected nearly every possible type of Facebook post and categorized them into five types: image crafting, narcissism, attention craving, jealousy inducing, and loneliness. The author’s views were so negative and constraining that I found […]

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