Happy Birthday, Woody. Thank you for making this a better land, for being America’s song-writer. And thank you to those who listen to all the lyrics, who work, write, sing to uplift, inspire, and educate.
Garrett Calcaterra, dirtcakes contributor (“How Hollywood Taught Me to Lie and Write My Own Story,” Issue 2: School Me) has just published his latest novel published. Dreamwielder (Diversion Books) is an epic fantasy in the grand, similar-world style of Lord of the Rings. It may not seem the typical dirtcakes fare, Garrett’s writing is always compelling [... […]
Celebrated author and peace activist Maxine Hong Kingston recently spoke at Chapman University as part of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing reading series. Kingston addressed a crowd of approximately 100, reading from her novel Woman Warrior and more recent autobiographical novel/political protest/stream-of-consciousness language romp The Fifth Boo […]
a world premiere. While issue #4, Oh Baby! rests in the nurturing womb of its final edit, we’re offering you, dear readers and other generous well-wishers, a valuable opportunity to get all three dirtcakes issues for just $25. Read about it on the “Special Offer” link here. Prayer cards in Tokyo I offer fragments and a world premiere as [...]