Introverts & Extroverts

Advertisements Or, a soapbox Well, not exactly; ‘soapbox’ suggests an energy that I don’t have at the moment. But I’ll do my best. *clears throat* Hear ye, hear ye, people of the internet. I would like to join the chorus of voices imploring us to collectively adjust our assessment of the differences between introversion and extroversion.Continue reading “Introverts & Extroverts”

A byte of midweek reading…

Advertisements Or, flash nonfiction Last week I published a short creative nonfiction piece in the Women* Writing Berlin Lab Magazine, something I’d been working on for a while that dealt with something from an even longer while ago. A lot of my recent work has confronted, examined, and/or come to terms with memory, of whichContinue reading “A byte of midweek reading…”

Denial! Betrayal! C. S. Lewis!

Advertisements Or, the Triduum Well, friends, here we are, in the sweet spot between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, the night of vigils and multiple readings of Scripture. Lifelong literature student and irrevocable cultural Catholic that I am—and having spent much of the past week down with a flu that’s been going around—I’ve seized uponContinue reading “Denial! Betrayal! C. S. Lewis!”

Workshop update update!

Advertisements Or, third time’s the charm? Guess what? Something weird happened with Zoom yesterday (when doesn’t it) and we rescheduled the masterclass yet again! Haha. Ha. …………Hah. Now, actually, for real, it will be Friday morning, 1 April, 10:00-11:30 CET. Not an April Fool’s joke, I repeat, NOT an April Fool’s joke. That is justContinue reading “Workshop update update!”

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!”

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!”

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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