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Exciting News for the Writing and Creative Life!

Exciting News for our Writing Community!
from Lucy Adkins and Becky Breed

Hello friends, we have some exciting news to share! Since the publication of our first book, Writing in Community, we have become more and more interested in all the ways we and those around us express our creative powers. Not only in writing (which is still our creativity “go-to!”) but also in painting, making music, all the traditional ways we think of creativity, and in the very way we live our lives. We use our creativity every day. To solve problems, to create more beauty in our lives. To find the right words to say to a friend who is hurting. Our creativity is vital, essential to who we are. And the good news is that we are all wildly creative, each and every one of us. Let us repeat that. We are all wildly creative, each and every one!

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Ivan the Gorilla Wired for Creativity


“To every thing there is a season…”—Ecclesiastes

Ivan the Gorilla

“The One and Only Ivan,” is a book and a movie about Ivan the Gorilla, a beloved Silverback Western Lowland gorilla, who captured the hearts of everyone who met him. Ivan lived in isolation in a 40-by-40 concrete enclosure for twenty-seven years in a shopping mall in Tacoma, Washington; didn’t go outside for all this time, touch grass, nor see another gorilla. But, in spite of these bleak circumstances, Ivan continued to delight children and families with his daily antics. He loved to play games, teased his zoo keepers, and was always full of surprises. Ivan especially loved having books read to him.

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