Author Archives: Liz Kelso

About Liz Kelso

Short Thought on My Writing Life

As some of you may know, I recently graduated with an MFA in writing.  What a journey it was. Two years of no sleep and non stop consumption of literature and all things writing. I wrote an essay about it … Continue reading

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Part 2 – Breaking Out of the Cell

Now that I am well on my way in curbing the social media that I use, I am tackling my cell phone usage overall.  Am I addicted to Social Media? Am I addicted to my cell phone? A few months … Continue reading

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Part I – Breaking Out of the Cell

“I don’t go on Facebook much. I’m too busy living life.” The above quote was from a friend who though she has a Facebook account, doesn’t utilize it much.  She’s not the only person I know that doesn’t. A lot … Continue reading

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Finally, My Old Notebooks Have a Purpose

  My first few notebooks were non-descript. I don’t know who the manufacturer was nor did I care. I was in to aesthetics. Did it please my eye? Was it pretty?  Hey, I was a young woman, that’s what we … Continue reading

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Post MFA Life

This is the first September in five years that I’m not gearing up for school. Every autumn since 2013, I looked forward to sitting in a classroom, forsaking sleep and learning. If is a strange feeling to not have that … Continue reading

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Published Poem and its reason

Did you know I wrote poetry? It’s not something I talk about. But I have one newly published at Breadcrumbs Magazine.  It was born from the frustration of men of all ages wanting a woman to look a certain way or … Continue reading

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Link: Sister (an essay)

I’ll keep this short and kinda sweet– Please visit Herstry Blog and read my latest personal essay entitled Sister Thanks.  

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Summer by Karl Ove Knausgård

Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book to read prior to publication date. The copy I received was from the publisher and it is an uncorrected proof. I received no monetary compensation for this review. I just … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Magic Mala

Here is the dilemma, a great message wrapped in less than average writing. This is the case with the latest book I’ve finished: The Magic Mala: A Story That Changes Lives by Bob Olson. I thought the writing and dialogue … Continue reading

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The CNR Inaugural MFA Class 2018

My class was the first MFA class to graduate from The College of New Rochelle. A 2 year program that went full time. It was a hard road, but I did it in the time allotted to me.  Current MFA … Continue reading

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