Archive for column writing

9/7/2019 Cape Cod Writing Retreat With Suzette

Saturday, Sept. 7, 20129 Writers’ Retreat with Suzette on Cape Cod. Sign up now. Limited to ten attendees. $150/each Writers! Learn how focused relaxation (self-hypnosis) can enhance your writing process and creativity. Suzette Martinez Standring will lead ten writers on a memorable day retreat at her Cape Cod home on Saturday, 9/7/2019, 8:30 a.m. – […]

Meditation and Creating Textiles Artwork

(Photo by The Milton Art Center: “Snowy Owl,” a quilted wall hanging, by artist Line Corcoran of Milton) Deep fall invites cozy stillness, and an appreciation of fabrics. Quilts and other textiles soften the darkness. Baskets hearken back to close-to-the-earth times. Creating them is a meditation. Too often, their functional use, for example, what we […]

Sept. 9 Cape Cod Writing Retreat with Suzette

It’s time for an AHA! moment in your writing life! A rare writing experience on Cape Cod with Suzette Standring Saturday, September 9, 2017 Escape to the Cape Writing Workshop Use Hypnotic Recall to Create Spellbinding Stories East Falmouth, MA (address to be given to registrants) 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Limited to 10 Attendees; $130.00 […]

Women Writers: No apologies

[Photo: At EBWW conference, Suzette with Gina Barreca, author and professor of English and Feminist Theory at the University of Connecticut.  Suzette is wearing the “tribal mask” for loud, smart, funny women.  Thanks for the gift, Gina!) A smart, competent female writer stood up to share her thoughts.  “I’m sorry to take up the time…I’m […]

The Bible, Bette Davis and The Matrix

This spirituality column was published in 2008 in The Patriot Ledger, but it remains one of my favorites. In public schools, the Bible has been thrown out with the bath water. Down the drain has gone its rich literary influence. Younger people often draw a blank at Old Testament or gospel references. Recently, I talked […]