7 years ago I spontaneously participated in a blog challenge.
The third year I renamed the rather stuffy “Women in Literary History” with “Literary Grannies” and started with a profile of Aphra Behn (so fitting!).
In the fourth year I wrote specifically about Bold Writers from A to Z which focused on a quality of bold writing – A was Audacious, for example.
I started to incorporate writing prompts. My theme for 2014 was BOLD and I’ve always facilitated writing groups with prompts so it is quite fitting I chose that theme. (that was my word theme of the year).
In 2018 I am thrilled to announce I am going to go back to the roots of Literary History: Remembering Literary Grannies 2018 #atozchallenge.
I am amazed to find how much of my life has come to be shaped around literary grannies and some people still don’t know it is a fascination of mine. I think I discovered one of my favorites because I was looking for an “I” writer and found Ina Coolbrith, the
first ever poet laureate of California.
When I look back and think, “When was I happiest during these last ten years?” that period oftentimes shows up as a time of deep creativity and happiness. I loved writing and sharing daily.
I was teaching a bit back then, too, and facilitating programs.
It is time to rebirth those moments in a new way.
May you enjoy this time with Literary Grannies: some better known than others and all wildly deserving of our attention.
What would you like to learn about Literary Grannies?
Would you like prompts, quotes, excerpts? I may do a little smattering of different content, but if you specifically say you would like one thing or the other, I would happily craft my posts accordingly.
This is going to be a great year!
Oh, and if you wonder who that is I’m chatting with in the overall image, I am sitting at the grave of poet, memoirist May Sarton. I have visited many literary granny graves since I started this fascination in April 2011. I will share with you as we go.
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