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Finding the Write Space

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In its first year, the Creative Quills Writing Group had a booth at the El Reno Burger Day Festival. Twenty-five authors, still unpublished at the time, filled the group’s table with their business cards. The following year, the table was covered with 25 newly published books. What started as a workshop during poetry month in 2015 has blossomed into...

Restorative Power of Words

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In 2017, then-Gov. Mary Fallin addressed an audience in Washington about what she called Oklahoma’s “dubious honor.” For decades, the state has led the nation in female incarceration by staggering numbers. That year, 151 per every 100,000 women in the state were in prison – many for drug-related crimes. As the incarceration rate has ballooned in recent years and more...