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Start the Weekend…Write!

Time for some writing… on your mark, get set, go! ___________________________ POETRY PROMPT by Kari Hawkey Make a list of at least 10 wishes you have for another person.  My favorite ‘wish’ poem is by the late, great Lucille Clifton, “wishes for sons”. (You can find the poem at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15601.  It is hilarious.)  Hopefully Lucille has provided some great inspiration.  [...]

The Place Beyond the Pines-Review

Written By: Jenn-Anne Gledhill Before watching “The Place Beyond the Pines,” I saw the trailer for the Ron Howard film, “Rush.” And in it, I was shown all the major plot points all the way up to the fourth act. It baffles me when trailers do that. When I know what’s coming, I’m all antsy-bored until I get past “been [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:25-07:00 April 29th, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Place Beyond the Pines-Review

Blast from the Past

Favorites Written By: John Rosenberg – Originally Published FEB• 13•12 The other day some friends and I were comparing favorite movie lists, something that can range up to a hundred, considering all the excellent films that have been made over the decades of this still young art form. The Writer’s Guild has its list of 101 best screenplays and the [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:11-07:00 April 24th, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blast from the Past

Start the Weekend…Write!

Written By: Kari Hawkey Prompt your writing...  on your mark, get set, go! ___________________________ POETRY PROMPT by Kari Hawkey Liar, liar, pants on fire, hanging on a telephone wire! Write a poem about yourself in which absolutely nothing is the truth. ___________________________ FICTION PROMPT by Redd Williams Write about a family picnic. Where is it? Who is there? Get creative [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:25-07:00 April 20th, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Start the Weekend…Write!

Start the Weekend…Write!

Written By: Kari Hawkey It’s that time again… on your mark, get set, go!  ___________________________ POETRY PROMPT by Kari Hawkey Write a poem about your shadow.  Webster’s defines it as “partial darkness or obscurity within a part of space from which rays from a source of light are cut off by an interposed opaque body.” How does your shadow change [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:11-07:00 April 12th, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Start the Weekend…Write!

Behind the Story-Wendy C. Ortiz

Written By: Ashley Reynolds Wendy C. Ortiz was recently published in The Coachella Review for her story “Listen.” “Listen” is a non-fiction piece about how music influenced her life as a young girl. Wendy is a marriage and family therapist intern in Los Angeles. Her other publications include The New York Times' Modern Love column, Specter: A Brooklyn-based Art Journal, and [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:25-07:00 April 10th, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Behind the Story-Wendy C. Ortiz

Blast from the Past

The State of the Short Story: A Quick Chat with Josh Rolnick Written By: Cynthia Romanowski – Originally Published JAN• 18•12 I have mixed feeling about going to readings. Every month it seems like there are at least 2-3 readings around Los Angeles that I hear about. Though I dutifully mark my calendar and most times fully intend to attend [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:25-07:00 April 7th, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blast from the Past

Start the Weekend…Write!

Written By: Kari Hawkey Well, write already… on your mark, get set, go! ___________________________ POETRY PROMPT by Kari Hawkey Generate a list of 7 random nouns and then write at least two words that rhyme with them (or slant rhyme) – the more random and unrelated the better.  Use these words to create couplets and make sense of them in [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:12-07:00 April 5th, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Start the Weekend…Write!

Blast from the Past

Redd’s Writing Kit Written By: Redd Williams – Originally published JAN• 05•12 Nameless Characters “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” (William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, 2.2). If you are stuck on naming a character in your short story, or novel, try this: Don’t Name Them. In fact, throwout [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:26-07:00 April 1st, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blast from the Past

Summer Writing Workshops

Written By: Kari Hawkey, Poetry Editor for "The Coachella Review" If you are currently enrolled in an MFA program, you may have enough writing assignments to process and keep you busy. But what happens when you graduate? Will you continue on your own with your writing regimen and stay productive? What happens when you don’t have a professor lighting that [...]

By | 2014-04-02T20:31:12-07:00 March 17th, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Summer Writing Workshops