Sunday, September 17, 2017

Powerful words

The words were powerful. It was the launch of the 14th edition of Offshoots, the writings of the Geneva Writers Group. Both the literary magazine and the group were the brainchild of Susan Tiberghien (photo above) started in 1993.

It grew to almost 250 members and many published authors came out of it. I attribute the boost to my writing career to the inspiration of the workshops, master classes and conferences as well as the encouragement of other writers.

The readings from Offshoots last night often brought tears to my eyes. The theme was fragility and because we have many members who write in English as a second language and who have stories of war and being refugees the ability to shape essays, poems and short stories grabbed my heart.

It is an honor to have been part of the group and to associate with so much talent.
Contributor to Offshoots.

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