The Archivist’s Garden

While these beautiful old buildings are fascinating both in their architecture and in what they hold inside them, between the two is something equally fascinating and mostly over-looked.

I wonder what you see…

INVITATION: All art grows out of paying attention: in sight, sound, scent, taste & touch. You are invited to craft a written response (poetry or prose, 50 words or less) to the images and scene below.

Month in Review: March 2016

We are leaping into spring with new chapbooks and columns. We are excited to continue learning about being writers, readers and lovers of literature through our new and featured authors this month and for the rest of the year. The second in Folded Word’s 2016 Chapbook Series, Matthew James Babcock’s debut poetry collection Points of…

Find Your George Martin

a #WriteLife article by Dan Szczesny

The recent passing of George Martin, the brilliant producer that helped make the Beatles the greatest band of all time, got me thinking about my own beginnings as a writer.

Filling Holes

He thought, more than anything in the world, that there was nothing worse than holes.

The last straw came when he was walking down the street one day in London. He was looking at how Tower Bridge stood majestic against the pure blue spring sky, its two sibling towers tall above The Thames, and then the next minute his knee hit the pavement and his hand darted out in front of him to take the strain, and he was staring at the stone path so close to his face it took him a moment to fathom what had just happened.

One Step Closer to World Domination

or How Not to Sell Your Book to Anyone
a #WriteLife article by Dan Szczesny

I’m about ten minutes into my author meet-and-greet for my travel memoir, The Nepal Chronicles, when a small woman with thin hair and a kind smile walks by and does a double take when she sees the book cover. She draws a deep breath and introduces herself as Betty.

Month in Review: February 2016

Despite it’s brevity, February was a hectic month for Folded Word — both at our New Hampshire base as well as across the country and the Atlantic, with the Folded bloggers and authors who’ve recently been featured on our blog and in new chapbooks.

unFold 2.0 is LIVE!

Last Friday the new incarnation of our poetry Twitter-zine was unveiled @unFold_mag. The first issue featured the poem “You, an I” by Ahimaaz R, which was accompanied by JS Graustein’s photography & typography.

The Winter Garden

Sheffield.

From one side of the building, down the sandstone steps, the library hugs the corner and the theatre waits below a yawn of concrete plaza. On the other side, through the double doors, fountains leap from the pavement in the square and Italian restaurants work from lunch till late at night.

Dispelling the Myth of the Magic Writer – Part II

The second of a two part series by Dan Szczesny for his new #WriteLife column In Part I of busting some of what I call the “myths of the magic writer,” we looked at listening to muses and writing every day. Today, we continue to explore some commonly held writer-beliefs that get in the way…