Workshop update!

Advertisements Or, an alteration Hear ye hear ye! The first session of the 2022 Creative Writing Masterclass Series, presented by Berlin’s very own Soul and the City, is postponed from Saturday 26 March…to Sunday 27 March! The time is still 11:00-12:30 CET (Central European Time); the place is still Zoom. The theme is “Workshopping Berlin,”Continue reading “Workshop update!”

Hang onto your ego…

Advertisements …but I know that you’re gonna lose the fight! So, remember when I started that podcast about Pet Sounds? Well, in the process of researching for it, I kept coming across articles that mentioned it or had something to do with it. Eventually I made a concerted effort to track down these and moreContinue reading “Hang onto your ego…”

News of the Soul: February

Advertisements I’ve become the in-house reporter for the Berlin arts collective Soul and the City. Check out our first monthly roundup of events, workshops, and things to look forward to here. I took the photos too! (Psst—a certain masterclass with yours truly is featured. 😉) Take care of yourselves this Winterspring, folks! Love—Cecilia

I’m movin’ out!

Advertisements Or, good luck movin’ up Among other recent life changes, most of which have been for the better, I’m in the process of moving from more central Berlin to more woods- and lake-adjacent Berlin. I’ll miss my current neighborhood, to be sure, but I’m looking forward to spending the warmer months closer to nature.Continue reading “I’m movin’ out!”

Ways to #StandWithUkraine

Advertisements Or, resources You’ve probably heard by now that the diplomatic efforts to dissuade Putin from sending Russians forces into Ukraine failed and an invasion began on Thursday. There’s been violence in the big cities, most notably Kyiv, and people are fleeing the country, looking for any passage out, as happened in Kabul hardly sixContinue reading “Ways to #StandWithUkraine”

A POD SOUNDS special!

Advertisements In which we interrupt our regularly scheduled programming This past week on the pod I got my act together (well, the timing was somewhat planned, as we just finished the album portion of season 2) and released an episode I’d recorded back in mid-December. With our first-ever guest. Who isn’t a blood relative! OnContinue reading “A POD SOUNDS special!”

Workshop alert!

Advertisements Or, who’s Zoomin’ who? Happy Galentine’s Day, all! I’m chuffed to share that I have partnered with the great Berlin-based arts organization Soul and the City to lead their 2022 Creative Writing Masterclass series. They take place on the last Saturday of every other month, 11:00-12:30 CET—via Zoom, so you can join from anywhereContinue reading “Workshop alert!”

Have you guys heard of the “Checkers speech”?!

Advertisements Or, “Show me the money!” It’s been an educational week. Between this oratory byte and the hitherto-unknown exclamation “Great Caesar’s Ghost,” I have realized that I know absolutely nothing about American history, political or pop-cultural. So, as long as I’m back to square one, I thought I’d start it off right! What’s really weirdContinue reading “Have you guys heard of the “Checkers speech”?!”

Just saw FUNNY GIRL for the first time…

Advertisements Or, oy! …and it was weird, man. I’m gonna put all my thoughts in a list, because that’s the kind of time and energy I’ve got this week. Reminiscent of other musicals of the era in that the first act contained much more singing, and was much more lighthearted, than the second. But IContinue reading “Just saw FUNNY GIRL for the first time…”

Lit Review: CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS

Advertisements Or, Sally Rooney part II As promised, I got around to Sally Rooney’s debut novel, 2017’s Conversations with Friends. I did enjoy it more than Normal People. For one thing, the title was a bit less misleading: Normal People sounds like it should be about people in their forties, and in fact the actionContinue reading “Lit Review: CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS”

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