Millrock Writers Collective
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The Millrock Writers Collective
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Dahlia Bartz Cabe
Author of "Lovely Timeless Nameless Now: Guided Meditation" and
proprietor of DragonflyMoon.
Dahlia holds a Bachelor of Science from SUNY-Empire State College in
Interdisciplinary studies with focus on Evolution of the Mind. She is trained
in Polarity Therapy and has extensive experience in Deep-Feeling Work. She
has distilled her spiritual outlook from Eastern and Western philosophies,
her abiding love of nature, and direct experience of the mystery and wonder
that creates and sustains life.
Professor of Hispanic Studies at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
The experience of growing up in Romania and emigrating at the age of eighteen
is central to my creative writing. The first part of my autobiography entitled
Leaving - Memories of Romania has been published in the
fall of 2008 by Millrock Writers Collective.
I am an Associate Professor at Vassar College where I teach courses in Spanish
language and Latin American culture and literature. My current research is
on Mexican muralism and on modern Latin American culture, especially the
Avant-Garde, as an intersection between literature and arts. My newest seminar,
to be taught in the Fall semester of 2008, will be on Contemporary Latin
I published an anthology of Latin American Avant-Garde poetry,
Antología de la poesía latinoamericana de vanguardia
(Hiperión,1996), articles on modernismo and the Avant-Garde, and creative
short stories." -- Mihai
Tracy Leavitt works as a visiting artist, writer and storyteller at schools,
libraries, festivals, and conferences around the world (...no, really --
she told stories to children in Haiti recently through two translators!)
Her art, whether verbal, visual or cerebral, focuses on exploring and celebrating
the mysteries of everyday life! Her stories and articles have appeared in
Storytelling Magazine, and Listening and her audio
publications include Whispers of Light: Stories of Transformation and
Imagination is Transportation: Stories for Kids Who Like to Fly. She
is a contributing author of Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope: Stories,
Storytelling, and Activities for Peace, Justice and the Environment.
Through a writing fellowship awarded by the New York Council on the Arts,
Tracy wrote, produced and toured a one-woman show of original stories entitled,
Fine Silk Threads: Women with Texture. She is currently a member
of a shadow theater troupe called Cave Dogs, which presents
their multimedia productions from behind the screen. Contact Tracy at: 16
Lawrence Road; Accord, New York; 12404. Phone 845-626-2546
Author, father, grandfather, freelance writer, workshop leader, speaker and
mentor Steve Lewis is a master wordsmith whose gift for insightful critique
and unflagging encouragement is unsurpassed. He is a kind, funny, and truly
humble human being. Steve has the amazing ability to give helpful writing
advice without interfering with the writer's "voice".
His works include: Complete Guide for the Anxious Groom: How
to Avoid Everything that Could Go Wrong on Her Big Day, The ABC's of Real
Family Values: The Simple Things that Make Families Work and Zen and
the Art of Fatherhood: Lessons from a Master Dad
An avowed generalist, Tom explored various disciplines including Chemical
Engineering, English Literature, Philosophy, Psychology and Secondary Education
before receiving a B.A. in Mathematics from Bard. Recently retired from Empire
State College, Tom uses his time in his two favorite pursuits, writing and
Tom's fiction has been published in the Empire State College literary magazine
Many Waters, and one of his poems appears in Mohonk Mountain
Stage's 2007 journal Vanguard Voices of the Hudson Valley.
His photographs are on display in homes and offices around the country and
on the web. More on this talented writer/photographer can be found on his
Stephanie Benedetto Padovani
Stephanie and her husband, Jeff, operate a disc jockey entertainment service
specializing in weddings and featuring live acoustic guitar performances.
Her primary joys in life evolve from helping others; using her voice, both
in the vocal and literary sense, she hopes to connect with her audience and
support them in the wholehearted pursuit of their dreams.
Since the age of five, Helise has been a devoted reader of mysteries and
adventure books and still dreams of going on safari or to the Galapagos Islands
to see the giant tortoises. Shes also a voracious reader of books on
ancient Egypt, medieval Europe, and myths of every kind. Theres a kind
of magic in those worlds, says Helise. Reading about them takes
me there, if even for just a few moments. And writing feeds my creative impulses
and my desire to travel.
A member of the Millrock Writing Group for over ten years, Helise has written
several memoir pieces about both the hilarity and sadness of growing up,
and was invited to read one of them on the air for a National Public Radio
affiliate, WAMC in Albany, NY. Her first novel, Caged introduces
two urbane, witty, and adventurous birds on a quest. Along the way, they
make discoveries about their relationship, develop their sleuthing skills,
and demonstrate both their courage and compassion.
* The website includes information on his
Making and Un-making of a Marine", and his poetry and prose,
with vocal readings by the author.
Born and raised in New Paltz, NY, Larry Winters entered the United
States Marine Corps after high school and served in Vietnam 1969-1970.
Twenty-five years later, by then a licensed mental health counselor at Four
Winds Hospital in Katonah, NY, he returned to Vietnam with other heath care
professionals to study Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Vietnamese
people and to make peace with his past. Larry is a widely published poet,
men's group leader and group psychotherapist.
He recently published his book titled
and Un-making of a Marine".
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