We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives."
- Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison Turns 82 Years Old

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Happy birthday to the most inspirational writer of our generation!

Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford in Ohio in 1931.

If I had to pick one book to save, it would be one of her novels.

Toni Morrison Novels

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit."
- Khalil Gibran (Poet and painter)
Fiction is the truth inside the lie."
- Stephen King

Celebrating Local Writers

Black Coffee Fiction

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About a year ago,  I joined a local writing group thanks to my fiction professor, Nikki, who introduced me to two fabulous writers at the downtown Copper Rock. A combination of Nikki’s guidance in class and Wade and Colleen’s feedback at the writing group helped build the confidence I needed to send my first story. And for all of their help, I am very thankful!

Now I am happy to share that Wade’s story Daniel’s Keep has been published in this month’s Encounters magazine. He is a wonderful writer and deserves to finally celebrate all of his hard work!


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WadeColleen, and (a new addition) Bettyann write stories once a week for their blog Black Coffee Fiction. These weekly story deadlines help keep their writing mojo afloat. But more importantly, it has inspired Wade and Colleen to self-publish their best pieces, which can be purchased from Amazon.com. This includes Colleen’s “trashy” (her word, not mine!) romance novel, “Yesterday’s Secrets, Tomorrow’s Promises.”

Check out their sites, purchase a copy of their work to support local arts, and enjoy their stories over a black cup of joe!

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
- Anaïs Nin