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Valya Dudycz Lupescu
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So this is exciting...GEEK PARENTING has its first review/press mention, and it's in The Wall Street Journal!
Avant-garde videogames, computers on LSD and what popular TV shows and movies can teach us about good parenting. Check out these capsule reviews of ‘The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer,’ ‘Beyond Zero and One,’ and ‘Geek Parenting.’
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Happy and Blessed Yule!
Here's a new carol by my dear friends Matthew Ellenwood and Keith Green of Terra Mysterium:
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'Supergirl' Trailer Debuts 
Look, up in the internet! We take a faster-than-a-speeding-bullet look at the new 'Supergirl' trailer. Continue reading →
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Incredible writers and editors who are brilliant and inspiring and delightful are coming in from all over the world. So because I adore many of them, and I adore many of you…you should meet! (Do let me know if you’re coming because I will be there all weekend.)
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Shveta Thakrar on how she lost and then found her voice through writing.
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I was so excited when my trip to NYC last weekend coincided with Yara’s “Winter Light” piece, which wove together Koliadnyky (winter song singers from Kryvorivnia, Ukraine), an 18th century Baroque Nativity folk opera, and scenes from the current crisis in Ukraine.
I first heard about Yara Arts Group over a decade ago, when I read about its founding director, Virlana Tkacz, traveling to villages deep in the Carpathian
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Like so many people, I’m moved by the passing of David Bowie. When the kids woke up, I was listening to his music and weepy. I tried to explain it to them. “Was he your friend?” m…
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"This theatre is your theatre. You are responsible for its creation and its progress."~ Orson Welles, from the bottom of an original program for the 1936 WPA presentation of Voodoo MacBeth.

It seems a fitting quote to introduce Kyle and Trillian's kickstarter for Hedda Gabler. As always, they are making powerful art.

In 1891, Henrik Ibsen’s play “Hedda Gabler” debuted in Munich, and the titular character has come to be regarded as one of the greatest dramatic roles of all time. It’s now being produced and performed by an incredible ensemble in Philadelphia that includes the amazing Trillian Stars in the role of Hedda Gabler and Kyle Cassidy as the videographer….because there will be a movie for those of us who may not be able to make it out to Philadelphia!

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Together, Kyle and Trillian make magic. If you’re in Philadelphia, you can see the play performed in the parlor of Philadelphia’s historic Physick House, a mansion built in 1785 and dec…
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Ann Leckie! Answers Questions! About fiction, fandom, and the future! And she brought presents! #annleckie   #ancillaryjustice   #radchempire   #sciencefiction   #spaceopera  +Ann Leckie +Orbit Books 
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When I heard the news that Leonard Nimoy died, I felt like the wind had been knocked out of me. Spock was one of my earliest childhood crushes (I loved the intelligent and thoughtful alien with his foot in two worlds), but I grew to greatly admire the artist who brought the character to life. An actor, a poet, a photographer, Leonard Nimoy inspired me with his creativity and generosity of spirit. His art and his words touched so many people's lives--I've been watching the ripples across the internet as people pause to reflect upon the man and his work. That's why I love the following tribute and Stephen's call for a million Vulcan salutes:

"There’s no way I can easily or briefly sum up the life-shaping impact that Nimoy’s nearly 50-year-long coexistence with Spock had on my development as a human being — as a curious thinker, as a man, and as a neighbor to the billions of other creatures I share this planet with. All I can do is this, and I ask you to pass the message along and do it with me, because Leonard Nimoy deserves a million Vulcan salutes." -- Stephen Segal

What is remembered, lives. 
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Last night at the Museum of Contemporary Art, I had the pleasure of listening to Neil read a story he had begun in 2004 and finished last year, “The Return of the Thin White Duke.” The beautiful short story feels like something that could easily exist in one of the multiverses of David Bowie's mind, snaking its way into his songs and sketches.

Sometimes a story provides us with a welcome escape; sometimes it opens the door to a new world; and sometimes a story gives us exactly what we needed to hear.
Last night I had the pleasure of listening to Neil Gaiman read a story he had begun in 2004 and finished last year, "The Return of the Thin White Duke." Neil
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Stories, poems, essays, and other things with words.
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I'm a writer, fueled by coffee.
Introduction
Valya Dudycz Lupescu is the author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and STICKS & BONES, as well as the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Born and raised in Chicago, Valya received her degree in English at DePaul University and her MFA in Writing as part of the inaugural class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since receiving her MFA, Valya has worked as a college professor, obituary writer, content manager, internal communications specialist, co-producer of an independent feature film, and Goth cocktail waitress.
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Author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and the graphic novel, STICKS & BONES.
Education
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    MFA in Writing
  • DePaul University
    BA in English