Coffee & Conversation: [/brāk-iNG/]

Victoria Kennedy of Zora’s Den, sits down for a one-on-one chat with Melissa Brooks-Cuffee, one of the strongest, emerging voices on the Baltimore literary scene, to discuss the memoir collection [/brāk-iNG/].  VK:  Melissa, now that the end of your academic studies in Creative Writing is drawing near, what would you say has been the most…

[/brāk-iNG/]: Cover Art

Many people have commented on the vivid art used on the book cover for [/brāk-iNG/]. I was blessed to receive permission from the New York-based photographer Bing Wright to use the image Broken Mirror/Evening Sky (Agfacolor) which covers half of the book. The other image Cracked Pavement is a photo taken by me in 2013. The…

The Broken Light Collection

The Broken Light Collection is an ongoing photographic exploration of the unexpected beauty found in broken things. The image pictured above is a broken street lamp in an office parking lot in Towson, MD.  

Erasure Art: The Heiress

I created this erasure piece a few years back by taking a magazine spread and layering it on top of itself and strategically cutting and pasting in inDesign. The process of taking things apart and putting them back together again has always fascinated me and the end result is always something remarkable. “In an adobe…

Virtual Sister Scribes: Get to Know Zora’s Den

Michael Tager Delves into a Writing Den Without Limits: Zora’s Den My group formed organically enough: I asked my buddy, then two others, then we asked people we met through the scene. Like many writers, I belong to a cohort of like-minded folks. We get together once a month—sometimes at our houses, sometimes at bars or…

Word Power – QOTD

“Sometimes falling apart is the bravest act of all.” — Sarah Hackley

Fill Your Life, Feed Your Soul

Often times we find ourselves consumed by desire.  We desire to feel better, know better, and be better.  Sometimes we look to fulfill these desires, these wants masked as needs, with all of the wrong things.  We look to obtain material possessions by shopping for the latest fashions or electronic devices.  We seek our five…