Kiana Murphy’s Quest to Change the World

Full disclosure: I’m the senior program director for the DC Creative Writing Workshop. We’re always bragging about our students. The article below features the story of one of our writing club members, Kiana Murphy, who’s got a bright future ahead of her. Given the educational hurdles in her neighborhood, Kiana Murphy’s had to overcome a […]

The Never-Ending Journey

EDITOR’S NOTE: In honor of national poetry month coming upon us in less than two weeks, here’s an essay on a young poet’s never-ending journey  and the lessons learned along the way. Standing in front of my fourth grade Eng/Lit class, I had only one goal: to recite every line correctly. It was more than […]

Kobie Nichols: The Wind Rider

He’s organized film festivals, facilitated panels, got a novel-in-progress and recently staged a live reading of his screenplay while procuring a traveling art show. The 36-year-old’s also a sailor, and has done all those things outside of his day job. But whether grinding at his nine-to-five or promoting his production company, Kobie Nichols will tell […]