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Here are the writings done in classes taught by Viki Levitt, using “Begin Again,” in the SOAR Lifelines Writing Workshop in Potsdam, NY. My Penelope by Leon W. LeBeau SOAR Lifelines Writing Workshop Potsdam, New York Penelope Ann Smythe, … Continue reading
The Good Old Hockey Game Ashley Echols I am six years old and it is my first time walking into the frigid hockey arena. I have my pink backpack over my shoulder, holding tight onto my mom`s warm hand. My … Continue reading
Los Reyes Magos Vita Ayala When I was a child, January 6th was a big deal. The night before, my mother, brother, and I would buy grass – flowers with green stems that we children called grass – and leave … Continue reading
A Different Kind of Family Anonymous I hated that club. I hated it for the soul reason that it forced me to confront my worst fear. I hated it because I wasn’t used to the idea of being a part … Continue reading
Community Piece Lisa Cohen For me, I have multiple homes but only one that makes me feel like I’m a part of something bigger – a community. Home, in my life, is wherever my family is and my home … Continue reading