Sheila McMullin: A Poetic Feminist MoonSpit Blog

MoonSpit Poetry of Insights, Resources, Activism, and Art

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Roundtable and Call for Interns

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, our temple of sharing female experience in the literary world and creating resources to engage the necessary need for gender parity in publishing, is bursting … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Natasha Trethewey To Give Final Lecture As U.S. Poet Laureate Tonight

During my time at the Poetry and Literature Center in the Library of Congress I had the honor of working with Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Natasha Trethewey. I remember … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Caring for Animals is a Feminist Issue

“One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a child is to kill or torture an animal and get away with it.” Margaret Mead, anthropologist, women’s rights activist. … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Inner Loop Launch Event, April 1, 2014

A new multi-genre reading series has come to Washington, DC!  The Inner Loop: A Literary Reading Series, founded by two Sarah Lawrence College MFA program graduates, will celebrate their arrival with … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

“So You Want To Build A Platform: But What Is It & Why Do You Need One?” Saturday March 1, 2014

Association of Writers & Writing Programs  Seattle, Washington “So You Want To Build A Platform: But What Is It & Why Do You Need One? Women Writers & Editors Speak Out” … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

AWP 2014 Panel: The Artist Activist Online: An AWP Panel on Building Online Platforms for Purpose Beyond Self-Promotion

“So You Want To Build A Platform: But What Is It & Why Do You Need One? Women Writers & Editors Speak Out.“ Sheila McMullin, Molly Gaudry, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Sheryl Rivett, Arisa … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

AWP 2014 Seattle Feminist Panel Guide

For your feminist appetite I have complied a savory dish of 2014 AWP Seattle feminist panels. How, you ask, do I know these are feminist panels, when few of them self-identify as feminist? … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Leave it to VIDA! 2014 AWP Seattle Party, Friday, February 28th at 9:00pm

JOIN US FOR OUR LEGENDARY ANNUAL AWP PARTY! LEAVE IT TO VIDA! An Ironic Celebration of the Earnestly Domestic. Readers include Cheryl Strayed, Nick Flynn, Melissa Febos, Pam Houston, Stephen Eliot, Natalie … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Moon Spit Turns One!

Moon Spit is One this January 2014 and we got a lot of celebrating to do! A huge hug and thank you to all Moon Spit friends during this first … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

After the M.F.A. Panel Discussion at Fall for the Book

The following is more or less of a transcript (sans my hyper/awkward sidebars) of my talk given September 23, 2013 at the Fall for the Book literary festival. Titled After the … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ever-Expanding Blog Post

::in beta-testing:: An ever-evolving and thought generating list of books read, questions unanswered, and feminist comments rethinking the capacity of a blog post. Thoughts on how to move forward much … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 3 Comments

Learning Robert Frost Through Letters and Keepsakes

My search for collected documents from Robert Frost’s past to display for his Literary Birthday Celebration at the Library of Congress began in the Manuscript Division. Most of the pieces chosen for the display … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Friday, April 12, 2013 Will Read For Women Donation Drive

On Friday, April 12th, So to Speak will host our second annual reading drive to benefit the local domestic violence shelter, Bethany House. The reading will feature poetry by Kyle Dargan, Jill Leininger, … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

27 Beautiful Gifts

AWP Boston was a whirlwind of a weekend! It was an amazing event that my birthday happened right in the middle of it! To celebrate myself I bought, and was … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

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