Storytelling and the 1455 Story: An Introduction

Storytelling and the 1455 Story: An Introduction

Let me tell you a story. The discovery of the first cave drawings offers conclusive evidence of at least one thing: the power of narrative has been with us as long as we’ve been able to communicate. One might suggest these crude but sometimes beautiful images were the...
1455 Presents Spoken Word at The Hideaway Cafe

1455 Presents Spoken Word at The Hideaway Cafe

Last Thursday I hosted our second spoken word Open Mic at The Hideaway Cafe. Size, it’s said, doesn’t matter, but it should if you’re talking about a worthy endeavor finding an audience (other things too, it’s said). As such, it was gratifying...
BOOKED: Sean Murphy Q&A with Bethanne Patrick

BOOKED: Sean Murphy Q&A with Bethanne Patrick

An oldie but goodie from summer of 2018. I had the pleasure of talking with good friend, literary rock star, and 1455 Advisory Board member Bethanne Patrick (AKA @TheBookMaven) about…everything. It’s at once refreshing and encouraging to hear about many of...
@1455LitArts: A Walking Tour

@1455LitArts: A Walking Tour

No writer worth a damn would ever think to publish (even if anyone was willing to indulge them) an improvised rough draft. Creativity and inspiration, combined, are the easy part (!); the real art is in the process of revision. But a writer with a modest, at best,...

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