Reader, writer, editor. Not always in that order. I tell stories and conjure images. As a freelance writer and editor, I’ve worked on everything from tech newsletters to personal memoir and poetry. Always looking for the next great story--mine or yours.
This monthly workshop/support group explores the resonances between birthing and writing. The intent is to serve as a non-judgmental space where you will feel safe to discover your most tender voice, so that your truest stories can take root and blossom.
In this magical novel that begins in the early days of the AIDS crisis, Everywoman Jane Seligman confronts the big philosophical questions of mortality and identity--and makes the ultimate choice about her humanity. Just-completed; in process of submitting to small presses.
THE LAST STORYTELLER is set in the near future. People are succumbing to a suicide-inducing sickness. It's up to a frustrated storyteller and the world's last living novelist to find a cure. I’m currently seeking an agent for this work of speculative literary fiction.
I have been blogging since 2011. Highlights appear here.
I wrote more than 100 poems between 2002 and 2008 and dozens since then. I have published a few, but never considered myself a poet. Inspired by some of the poets I've met through Shuffle, I'm wondering whether I might want to devote time to creating a collection.
I have been drawing since before I could write. When it came time to choose a professional pursuit, I went with words. I still paint, draw, and do collage. I am especially interested in the combination of words and visual art. This showcases some of my forays, past and present.
The California Writers Club is about writers helping writers through workshops, lectures, and networking. The SF Peninsula branch is structured so that writers can encourage, champion, and cheer on their fellow writers. Monthly meetings & other gatherings now online.
This collection of short fiction from novelist Audrey Kalman opens a door on ordinary worlds turned extraordinary, where deeper meaning hides beneath everyday conversations and the possibility of tragedy—and redemption—is always close at hand.
Each day I rise to immerse myself in the work of the moment, whether that is writing, editing, teaching, or holding a space for others to do their work. I take breaks to walk, meditate, rub behind my cat’s ears, tend my garden, and figure out what the heck to make for dinner. For many years, I kept my writing—my voice—to myself, locked away in journals that no one ever read. Finally I came to understand that I write for the same reason I read: to connect. So began the journey to bring my voice forth, to help others feel less alone in the world. Two published novels and a book of short stories have resulted, along with countless amazing connections with other writers and with readers. I am now fully immersed in living a creative life. What is it about words that fascinates me? First, aesthetics. The sound of them, the way they conjure images. The feel of them in the mouth. Then there's their puzzle-piece quality, how they can be fitted together in seemingly infinite combinations. Most important to me now is the power of words to translate what is inside of me so it can touch something inside of you.