Concerning Craft: Why Do We Tell Stories?

The Rev. Elizabeth Felicetti is the rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in North Chesterfield, Virginia, and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Spalding University and a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The Christian Century, Modern Loss. A recent essay, “Armed” appears in […]

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Why I Write: Does the World Need More Writers?

Benjamin Inks is a Seattle native who graduated magna cum laude from the Ohio State University. He’s a purple-hearted veteran who writes whenever he can, aspiring to one day turn his passion into a career. He resides in Northern Virginia. Benjamin’s essay “The Psychology of Concealed Carry” appeared in LPR’s Summer 2019 issue. His guest post is […]

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Why I Write: All It Took Was a Game of Tennis

Jane Hegstrom is working on a number of memoir pieces about her midwestern childhood in the 1950s. She is a recent graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Masters of Writing Program and has a PhD in sociology with a specialization in social psychology and gender. Her academic writing has appeared in Sex Roles, Discourse Analysis, […]

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Why I Write: Maintaining My Practice

Linda Joy Burke is a performance poet, writer, picture taker, workshop facilitator, and interactive music maker. She’s also a contributing editor for Little Patuxent Review. We’re grateful to her for this blog post. I bought a T-shirt from a poet colleague at a local literary festival, a couple of decades ago, which had a picture […]

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