Monthly Archives: February 2012

Quarry Hill’s First Sponsored Creativity Contest

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Please send us your stuff! Anything– we’d like to see it!

The Moon Seen In Water:Quarry Hill Creative Center's Blog!

Hello all!

We want to see more creative writing and photography, drawings, paintings, et al, come through our site, The Moon Seen in Water. We are interested in a non-dogmatic Eastern Religion based theme, like Taoism but not only Taoism, Buddhism but not only … you see ? We are also interested in nature with Spirit moving through it… Haiku– love poetry…

Short short stories with some of these themes. Well plotted stories about people who are in some kind of trouble and use this as an occasion to discover a sort of liberation in themselves and others. Stories about anything well plotted and well written for that matter.

Prize? $10. and publication– and celebration on Facebook and Twitter, etc. and on our other blog, quarryhillcreativecenter.blogspot.com

Another theme we like is childhood, children being treated well, children seeing magic in all things, children being helped, not hurt, by adults. Yes…

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Quarry Hill’s First Sponsored Creativity Contest

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Hello all!

We want to see more creative writing and photography, drawings, paintings, et al, come through our site, The Moon Seen in Water. We are interested in a non-dogmatic Eastern Religion based theme, like Taoism but not only Taoism, Buddhism but not only … you see ? We are also interested in nature with Spirit moving through it… Haiku– love poetry…

Short short stories with some of these themes. Well plotted stories about people who are in some kind of trouble and use this as an occasion to discover a sort of liberation in themselves and others. Stories about anything well plotted and well written for that matter.

Prize? $10. and publication– and celebration on Facebook and Twitter, etc. and on our other blog, quarryhillcreativecenter.blogspot.com

Another theme we like is childhood, children being treated well, children seeing magic in all things, children being helped, not hurt, by adults. Yes. We are rather pollyannaish people.

But we will also read about upsetting things, however, we like for these things to have some kind of conclusion or liberative quality. We like The Dalai Lama, Rilke, Whitman, Blake, sometimes Salinger,

Alfred Bester, sometimes Emily Dickinson, and lots of other stuff.

Deadline? How about May 21, 2012– because I have to leave on a trip around then.

Thanks!

Ladybelle Fiske

Publisher

People connected or not connected with QH are equally welcome to participate.

Quarry Hill Mentioned in Art Spiegelman’s METAMAUS

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Art Spiegelman’s recent book on the creation of his seminal and world-changing memoir/comic, MAUS, mentions Quarry Hill, Irving, and Ladybelle (though I was not called by name, I clearly am the person Art means) on pp 24-25 of METAMAUS.

I have a good feeling about this. I feel freed to create my memoir– even though, I suppose, I always was free– and I sense under the teasing or mocking quality that is rarely absent from Art’s mentions of us– affection that is still alive and unresolved.

The Fountain of Forgiveness

Beyond the Ice and the Fire

 — Loreena McKennitt, “Dante’s Prayer”

I feel freed and will be doing a lot of writing now. That art’s kids are grown means a lot to me…