Posts Tagged "Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins"

Poems We Are by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

Poems We Are by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

By on May 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

I when I was completing my Master’s Degree in Fine Art, I studied abroad in Italy.  What I found there changed everything.  I had come with the idea that I would encounter an ancient culture, and by ancient I mean a culture that was less advanced than what I knew.  I found just the opposite. As I was walking through the remains of the city of Pompeii, I realized...

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Connect to Create a Writers Group by Amelia Rhodes

Connect to Create a Writers Group by Amelia Rhodes

By on May 22, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

“Are you in a writers group?” It’s a common question among writers, and for good reason. A healthy writers group can help you grow as a writer, provide connections in the publishing industry, and offer much-needed support in what can sometimes be a long and discouraging road to publication. We often get asked at Breathe, “How do you find a...

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Safe Spaces and Brave Spaces  What the Breathe Conference 2016 Meant to Me by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

Safe Spaces and Brave Spaces What the Breathe Conference 2016 Meant to Me by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

By on Nov 7, 2016 in Blog | 6 comments

(Written for my first writing love, Earnest Hemingway, and for writers, poets, and artists everywhere). I have no formal training as a writer, my MFA is in Painting.  I have this thing, however, that lives inside of me, that needs words for expression.  And I know that others have this thing, too.  I can only describe this feeling as a form of homesickness—a longing...

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Don’t Be a Writer by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

Don’t Be a Writer by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

By on Sep 17, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins is one of our newest members on the Breathe Planning Committee and is presenting at the conference. Her breakout session is titled “Creativity and the Individual Voice”. We are excited to hear what she has to share with attendees this year.  If you still haven’t, there’s time to register for Breathe, 2016. We’d...

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The Dreaded Ice-Breaker, or, Confessions of a Recovering Spoon Thief by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

The Dreaded Ice-Breaker, or, Confessions of a Recovering Spoon Thief by Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins

By on Jul 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

One of the things I have my students do in the first week of classes is to get into groups of two.  I have them ask each other the basics:  Their name, where they are from, what their major is.  You know, the normal stuff.  But then I ask them to find one thing about the other person that cannot be known from quick observation.  As a way to set this up I offer my...

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