Posts by Karen Engelmann

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

Karen Engelmann | Writer & Illustrator

I won’t forget this year, I promise. Author and editor Lynn Wiley Grant once remarked that the best part of FB is the surprising and sometimes random birthday greetings that appear annually. The shadow side of this is the sorry year there was only one greeting, and that was from an algorithm. And, of course,…

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Overdue Books

Karen Engelmann | Writer & Illustrator

An occasional look at books not currently on the media radar. A heady mix of theoretical physics and fairy tale, Mr g by Alan Lightman is a delightful stroll through the Void (capitol V) with protagonist, Mr g, his family members Uncle Deva and Aunt Penelope, and the inevitable antagonist of creation, Belphor and his two minions.…

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AWP19, Portland

Karen Engelmann | Writer & Illustrator

12,000+ writers gather. Enthusiasm, confusion, inspiration and drinking ensue. AWP Bookfair booths: candy, pens, buttons, postcards, discounts, lures, conversation and books! They came by the thousands: students, professors, marquee names, aspirants, hobbyists, hopefuls of every ilk, hair color, age, race, sexual orientation and skill level. This year’s AWP (my 6th) provided a panel for every…

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