The Grapevine Art & Soul Salon
Here are some websites we like:
Founder David Abram, author of The Spell of the Sensuous and Becoming Animal.
"The Alliance for Wild Ethics (AWE) is a consortium of individuals and organizations working to ease the spreading devastation of the animate earth through a rapid transformation of culture. We employ the arts, often in tandem with the natural sciences, to provoke deeply felt shifts in the human experience of nature. Motivated by a love for the more-than-human collective of life, and for human life as an integral part of that wider collective, we work to revitalize local, face-to-face community--and to integrate our communities perceptually, practically, and imaginatively into the earthly bioregions that surround and support them."
Founder Bill Plotkin, author of Soulcraft, Nature and the Human Soul, and Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche
"Animas Valley Institute--founded in 1980--offers multi-day, nature-based, experiential explorations into the depths and wilds of soul for the purpose of discovering the unique, mysterious identity at the heart of each life. The Institute is one of North America's longest-standing organizations offering contemporary wilderness rites."
All three of the following websites are artful windows on the life and work of Leonard Cohen:
To read Leonard Cohen lyrics and listen to songs, go to Leonard Cohen Lyrics and Songs
This website will introduce you to a world class flamenco performance group in Atlanta. (See also Writers: Barbara Knott links.)
From the site:
Gregory Colbert's Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project that weaves together photographic works, three 35mm films, art installations and a novel in letters. With profound patience and an unswerving commitment to the expressive and artistic nature of animals, he has captured extraordinary, unscripted interactions between humans and animals.
Learn more about poet Anne Webster and her book book of poems A History of Nursing. (See also Writers: Barbara Knott links.)
Site of author Joshilyn Jackson whose bestselling debut novel gods in Alabama was reviewed in our Fall 2005 issue (see Archives) and who was our guest at the Palmetto Place for a reading and booksigning. Jackson has since published several novels. Her latest is Someone Else's Love Story (2013). (See also Writers: Barbara Knott links.)
Site of Diane Thomas, author of The Year the Music Changed, reviewed in our Spring into Summer 2006 issue, and guest at the Palmetto Place for luncheon and booksigning. (See also Writers: Jonathan Knott links.) Diane's new novel In Wilderness was published by Random House in early 2015 and is the subject of a review by Barbara Knott in Issue 18, Views and Reviews.
Rosemary Daniell's book, Secrets of the Zona Rosa: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women's Lives, was published by Henry Holt and Company in May 2006. Its prequel, The Woman Who Spilled Words All Over Herself: Writing and Living the Zona Rosa Way, was published by Faber & Faber in 1997.
Known as one of the best writing coaches in the country, she is the founder and leader of Zona Rosa, a series of creative writing workshops in Savannah and Atlanta and cities throughout the world. Her memoir, Fatal Flowers: On Sin, Sex and Suicide in the Deep South (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1980; Henry Holt & Company, 1989) won the 1999 Palimpsest Prize for a most-requested out-of-print book, and was re-issued that same year (Hill Street Press). Along with her second memoir, Sleeping with Soldiers (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1984; Hill Street Press, 2003), it was a forerunner of the current memoir trend.
She is the author of five other books of poetry and prose. (See also Writers: Barbara Knott links.)
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