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Mira was on WNYC this morning!
07/11/2017
How to Explain President Trump to the Kids

Mira was on WNYC this morning!

Some parents are at a loss to explain the shift in tone from the White House. Child psychologist Ava Siegler and author Mira Jacob offer advice to parents on how to navigate this topic.

passing this on in case anyone's interested!
02/01/2017
Epiphany A Literary Journal

passing this on in case anyone's interested!

Our 2017 Spring Contest is open!!

Four spectacular writers - Peter Ho Davies, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Patricia Smith, and Ann Goldstein - will judge the contest.

Submit now! * CONTEST OPEN JAN. 4 – FEB. 20 *

Winners are published in our annual contest issue (1st prizes: $400 / runners-up: $100).

https://epiphanymagazine.submittable.com/submit

Alison Hart's story "Our Girl", appearing in Joyland Magazine, makes LitHub Daily today!
07/13/2016
LitHub Daily: July 13, 2016

Alison Hart's story "Our Girl", appearing in Joyland Magazine, makes LitHub Daily today!

“Why not use this moment to celebrate writers of color?” Ben H. Winters on the African-American mystery writers who’ve influenced him. | Literary Hub How we praise the mutilated w…

Another PK book debuts. Congratulations, Anna!
06/03/2016
Anna Noyes | BookCourt

Another PK book debuts. Congratulations, Anna!

About Goonight, Beautiful Women:Moving along the Maine Coast and beyond, the interconnected stories in Goodnight, Beautiful Women bring us into the sultry, mysterious inner lives of New England women and girls as they navigate the dangers and struggles of their outer worlds. With novelistic breadth…

Please spread the word, a great Kickstarter campaign from our soon-to-be neighbors, CFF! -Joan
05/31/2016
5E

Please spread the word, a great Kickstarter campaign from our soon-to-be neighbors, CFF! -Joan

Check out this Kickstarter campaign from the Center for Fiction to fund a podcast series. Great idea. 5E is excited about this!

Lucie wows the audience at Mysterious Bookshop!
05/11/2016

Lucie wows the audience at Mysterious Bookshop!

PKer Shelley Salamensky has a new essay in The Paris Review entitled "Allen Ginsberg’s Accountant." Perfect for tax seas...
04/18/2016
Allen Ginsberg’s Accountant

PKer Shelley Salamensky has a new essay in The Paris Review entitled "Allen Ginsberg’s Accountant." Perfect for tax season!

On Tax Day, Shelley Salamensky talks to the man who kept the beat poet’s finances straight.

03/17/2016
The New Chemical in Your Cookware that's as Toxic as Teflon

For my PK mates who were actually working today and not listening to the radio during the day - and haven't heard me talk about this enough in the kitchen. Tho that may narrow it down a bit..

A special investigation revealed that the DuPont chemical introduced in 2009 to replace the Teflon toxin causes many of the same deadly health problems.

Gillian discusses Because of S*x with Clara Bingham at Powerhouse Arena. Sharon, Kristabelle, Joan, Lucie and Sheri were...
03/10/2016

Gillian discusses Because of S*x with Clara Bingham at Powerhouse Arena. Sharon, Kristabelle, Joan, Lucie and Sheri were in the PK contingent. Great evening.

Check out our fabulous list of members (finally updated!)
03/09/2016
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Check out our fabulous list of members (finally updated!)

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Former Powderkegger Gillian Thomas at Powerhouse in Dumbo tomorrow!
03/08/2016
Book Launch: Because of S*x by Gillian Thomas in conversation with Clara Bingham – THE...

Former Powderkegger Gillian Thomas at Powerhouse in Dumbo tomorrow!

A laboratory for creative thought. Home to world-renowned art book publisher powerHouse Books, the Arena is a gallery, boutique, book store, performance, and events space located at 37 Main Street, in New York City’s scenic DUMBO neighborhood. With soaring 24-foot ceilings on the 5,000 square foot g…

Hey folks, I wrote a Micro for The Offing about my daughter learning to read. Illustration is by my husband, so we're ke...
02/10/2016
Tread Lightly | The Offing

Hey folks, I wrote a Micro for The Offing about my daughter learning to read. Illustration is by my husband, so we're keeping it all in the family.

A Micro by Alison B. Hart

Here's an awesome piece of reporting -- just in time for the holiday -- by Powderkegger Julia Phillips.
12/23/2015
Crossing The Tundra With Russia's Reindeer Herders

Here's an awesome piece of reporting -- just in time for the holiday -- by Powderkegger Julia Phillips.

Long before Santa first hitched Rudolph to his sleigh, reindeer served a much less whimsical role: dinner. Siberia’s native herders have worked tirelessly to keep alive their centuries-old traditio...

From Monique Truong: "Be careful out there, Brooklynites and Powderkeg Writers. (Earlier this year, I was also randomly ...
12/03/2015
‘M. Butterfly’ playwright slashed in neck near Brooklyn home

From Monique Truong: "Be careful out there, Brooklynites and Powderkeg Writers. (Earlier this year, I was also randomly assaulted nearby. As I was crossing Livingston St. at Hoyt St., a man walking in the opposite direction reached out and punched me in the upper arm. Hard. It was 10:30 AM in the morning.)"

A Tony award winning playwright was slashed in the neck in an apparently random attack near his Brooklyn home, police said Wednesday.

Holly Morris with Mary Mycio and Rob Teehan at the NYC premiere of Babushkas!
11/22/2015

Holly Morris with Mary Mycio and Rob Teehan at the NYC premiere of Babushkas!

Babushkas of Chernobyl premieres in NYC next month at DocNYC. Get your tickets now and spread the word!
10/22/2015
THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL

Babushkas of Chernobyl premieres in NYC next month at DocNYC. Get your tickets now and spread the word!

NYC PREMIERE For the past three decades a community of wise, elderly women enjoy a simple life in Chernobyl’s radioactive exclusion zone, subsisting on their beloved but toxic land, while radiation experts and soldiers marvel at their resilience. The three protagonists, more fearful of starvation th…

Join me at my Brooklyn Book Fest panel 9/20...great lineup across several different genres, should be a very interesting...
09/11/2015
Heroes or Villains? | Brooklyn Book Festival

Join me at my Brooklyn Book Fest panel 9/20...great lineup across several different genres, should be a very interesting panel on worldbuilding in comics. -Joan

Heroes or Villains? Brooklyn Book Festival - September 21st 2014

Check it out: one of us should surely do this! Applications are now open for the Lemon Tree House Residency for Writers ...
09/11/2015
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Check it out: one of us should surely do this!
Applications are now open for the Lemon Tree House Residency for Writers in Tuscany at the Camporsevoli Estate this Spring.
The paid residency is pretty phenomenal: Two weeks of three-course Italian dinners, cocktail hours, free time to write in peace, yoga, massage and wine.

Writers' Residencies in Beautiful Tuscany

08/21/2015
How NJ Failed to Regulate Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water

Sharon's on WNYC this morning discussing her Dupont/Christie investigation. Share!

Sharon Lerner, freelance journalist who covers health and the environment, reports on how Governor Christie quashed efforts to create a safe threshold of chemicals in NJ drinking water.

PowderKeggers: Thanks for seeing me through this process (or at least the beginning of it). Parts 2 and 3 coming soon......
08/11/2015
DuPont and the Chemistry of Deception

PowderKeggers: Thanks for seeing me through this process (or at least the beginning of it). Parts 2 and 3 coming soon...
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/08/11/dupont-chemistry-deception/

Concerns about the safety of Teflon, C8, and other similar chemicals first came to wide public attention more than a decade ago, but the story of DuPont’s long involvement with C8 has never been fully told. Internal documents reveal that DuPont long suspected C8 was harmful and yet continued to put…

Powderkegger Kristabelle Munson, featured in Guernica/PEN America's Flash Fiction Series.
08/08/2015
Kristabelle Munson: Onyx

Powderkegger Kristabelle Munson, featured in Guernica/PEN America's Flash Fiction Series.

Flash Fiction:"We pull the tide towards the shore."

Congratulations to PK's own Naomi Jackson for making the long list!
06/29/2015
The Center for Fiction

Congratulations to PK's own Naomi Jackson for making the long list!

Our First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1 and December 31 of the award year. The author of the winning book is awarded $10,000 and each shortlisted author recieves $1,000. The Short List will be announced on September 15, 2015. The winner will be announced…

A Flavorwire salute to our space from guest Powderkegger Naomi Jackson. OK, we're not backed up to dunes, but we're stil...
06/17/2015
Writers' Stunning Photos of the Places That Inspire Them and Make Them Think

A Flavorwire salute to our space from guest Powderkegger Naomi Jackson. OK, we're not backed up to dunes, but we're still pretty cool.

Inspiration isn't easy to tap into in our plugged-in, oversaturated world. Writers and other creative people often crave solitude, peace, or a place to recharge so they can commit to their work — w...

If you've been watching Mira Jacob doodle at her desk and wondering WTF?, here you have it. A timely graphic essay on th...
06/08/2015
37 Impossible Questions From My Mixed-Race Son

If you've been watching Mira Jacob doodle at her desk and wondering WTF?, here you have it. A timely graphic essay on the conversations she and her 6yo son are having around race.

"Are white people afraid of brown people?"

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