Entering the Fray! Vashon AIR!!

Is the COVID pandemic over? Some are acting like it; yet many who are immune compromised know that it is not over, people are still getting sick and even with the vaccines it is a risk for many. I’ve started venturing out with care, not traveling by plane, but staying …

Memoir Group Ceremony & Poetry Updates!!

Year-Long Creative NonFiction Manuscript Cohort 2021-2022 with Anne Liu Kellor  Completion, with Celebration Ceremony & Ritual on August 13th We met together in real time after a year meeting twice a month on Zoom; we did weekly homework assignments, had 1:1 meetings with Anne, four extensive feedback sessions—reading and reviewing …

Musing on Memoir!!

It is exciting when a small section of my memoir writing is accepted, especially when it is by a medical univeristy! The Muse McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, published my essay, “My Body: An Experiment in Longevity” in their Winter 2022 Issue 14. Working on my memoir with the …

2021 Poetry Accomplishments

The Literary Parrot is available on Amazon, it contains my poem, The Addition of Audience: A Meditation, from my book truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS. Dustin Pickering interviewed me on the Parrot Literary Corner podcast in July 2021. Listen here!   Poets Speaking to Poets: Echoes …

But You Don’t Look Sick

Anthology Now Available!! “But You Don’t Look Sick: The Real Life Adventures of Fibro Bitches, Lupus Warriors, and Super Heros Battling Invisible Illnesses” is available for purchase! 50% of royalties above production costs will be donated to organizations that support  individuals living with invisible illnesses. Two essays derived from my …

World AIDS Day & Publications!

Two Events on World AIDS Day! Through Positive Eyes Artivists will tell their stories. This rare opportunity will touch your heart and open your awareness. Use the Facebook link for access. Twelve stories in three segments, the event starts at 5 pm Pacific time, I’ll be in the third segment starting at …

Summer Comes to Fruition!

Julene’s Memoir News: I’m pleased that I was accepted into a memoir writing program! In September I start a Year-long Creative Nonfiction Manuscript Program for Womxn and Nonbinary Writers with Anne Liu Kellor! This will give me the support and focus to work on the next draft of my memoir about …

Ebook Debut! No Father Can Save Her

Ebook Release: No Father Can Save Her!   My first full-size poetry book, No Father Can Save Her, published in 2011, is now an Ebook! Autobiographical from when I lived in NY, a teen growing up during the sexual revolution, I call this my, “Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll!” book. …

Chronic Illness Poetry Salon!! May 28th!

A Chronic Illness Poetry Salon When & Where: YouTube Launch Day May 28, 2021 (link forthcoming) Who: Features Tamara Kaye Sellman, Julene Tripp Weaver, Rene Mullen, Risa Denenberg, hosted by chronic illness advocate Lorene Alba. What: A pre-recorded, hosted panel discussion exploring the intersection between creative writing and chronic illness. …

Springtime Surprises!!

How amazing it is to be featured in Tamara Kate Sellman’s Blog: Rhymes with Camera   Literary Citizen for March 25, 2021: Julene Tripp Weaver! Thank you Tamara! Check out her book of poems, Intention Tremor, about her MS odyssey.  In other news!   Through Positive Eyes Project: Wednesday, July …