The Adventures of Elbert and Leopoldina
by Dorothy Kubik
“…tells the story of two friends, Elbert, a beagle, and Leopoldina, a goose, who one summer day follow the invitation of the wind to an adventure. What happens to them when they go back in time one hundred years makes a charming story and gives us a glimpse of life before computers, cars, and cell phones.”
“Kaleidoscope” explores the ways in which art therapy is an extremely effective treatment modality for working with dementia patients. Ellen Stewart surveys what is known about Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and related dementia’s, as well as the new treatments available and some current research results. Several fascinating case studies will enlighten and absorb the reader, including one on the late Willem de Kooning. An original assessment form is included and an entire section of exercises to use with groups or individuals.
The creative process in and of itself is healing. Truly, a picture can speak a thousand words.
Everyone has a superhero within. Superheroes Unmasked empowers children to learn from the inside out. It is a student focused program teaching emotional awareness and coping skills as they relate to self-esteem, team building, bullying and leadership. By using superheroes and villains kids create themselves, they learn to internalize difficult concepts creating a sense of safety and nurturance for all. Superheroes Unmasked examines the root causes of bullying and links to current learning standards. The 70 activities and games in this program are a transformational springboard to growth. The process in this program is more important than the product; the journey is more important than the destination. Lets enable our kids to become agents of positive change.
E. is a passionate, inspiring, story of four generations of beautiful, fascinating female characters, and the men they love. Estelle is the matriarch of these women, who all suffer, fall in love, and fight for their way of being – an engaging story of love, repentance, and forgiveness. From the first page when Estelle comes home from school to find her younger brother dead, to the final scenes when at eighty years old she faces the biggest challenge of her life, you will be captivated.
Frozen Falls, Barry Seiler’s fourth full-length collection of poems, extends the range of his themes and poetic strategies. Readers of his earlier work will recognize Seiler’s concern with family loss, popular music and film, Jewish experience, and the intensities and disappointments inherent in the act of writing. But they will also find a series of brief, inventive poems on the inner life of domestic objects such as armchairs and vases, the best poems of this kind since Francis Ponge, and two long poems that anchor the book: “American Misfortune” and “Turns.” “American Misfortune,” a narrative sequence, meditates on the fragility of the lives we construct, the stories we tell to explain ourselves to ourselves. “Turns,” a journal of the seasons, uses lyrical fragments to chart the mind’s daily negotiations between the inner and the outer world, seeking the peace offered by the quiet rituals of rural life during the changing course of the year.
Wellsprings, by Elizabeth Stuart Calvert, author most recently of An Affair of the Heart: A Memoir, is a collection of short stories, poems and essays set in East Harlem and the Catskills. In two stories Calvert explores the tensions arising in the lives of teenagers and adults, one on the riot-torn streets of East Harlem and other during the turbulent era of the Anti-Rent War in upstate New York. In all her work, we meet men and women facing challenges that test them to the core. Throughout, Calvert celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the glory of our natural world.
An Affair of the Heart
An Affair of the Heart is a story of personal and community transformation set against the background of a cutting-edge urban ministry and the Civil Rights movement. It takes the reader on the Calverts’ journey of forty-five exhilarating years in East Harlem and eight more in the vibrant village of Andes, in the foothills of the Catskills.
WIM Pocket Companion for Writers
101 Quick Tips and Thoughtful Prompts for the Writer on the Go
by Bethany Lyttle
This pocket-sized teaching tool is a collection of 50 compelling, witty, warm, funny and challenging writing exercises that promise to challenge writers of all levels to new heights of creativity. The WIM Pocket Companion for Writers is funded in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization Program administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group (RAG), and with funds from the O-Connor Foundation.
Self-Publishing and Book Marketing, A Research Guide
by Simona David
Self-Publishing and Book Marketing, A Research Guide provides in-depth market analysis and industry research with a focus on self-publishing terms, packages and fees. The book offers insights into formatting and design practices, and shares best marketing tips for self-published authors.