Reading as an Act of Feminism

So I was having a wonderful conversation about reading for pleasure with Misty over at the awesome Femmeliterate blog, and this came out of it.

 

Girl with books sitting on wood floor in old dark room.Grunge background

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Prayer of Thanksgiving

Thank you for our many, many blessings:
good health, good friendship, the love of those we hold dear;
the ability to provide for ourselves (may we always have it),
and the opportunity and responsibility to care for others;
the enlightened perspective to know when all is not right
and the desire to leave the world better than how we found it.

 

Help us always to remember our blessings,
to appreciate and be grateful for them,
to enjoy them,
but most of all, to deserve the good fortune laid at our feet.

 

Help us to feel and to understand our gratitude.
Help us to make the world a more sustainable,
more respectful, more loving and peaceful place.
Help us to save ourselves and be always better than we are.

 

Blessed be.

An article I’ve just had published…

Hello there! Today an article I wrote about DFWCon, a writers’ conference I’ve attended the last few years, was published on the WriteSpace blog. Check it out by clicking here.

DFWCon happens next year in late April, but WriteSpace is hosting their own writers’ conference here in Houston in February, and it will be unique because instead of focusing on agents, it will focus on journal and literary magazines. I’m looking forward to it!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Find Me At Femmeliterate

I’m so pleased to announce that an essay of mine about Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Harry Potter, and reading with my daughter across the generations has been posted at one of my favorite blogs, Femmeliterate, as part of their Women Writers Reading series. Go check it out! Just click on this link to go there:  http://www.femmeliterate.net/reveuse-by-angelique-jamail/