Here are two lovely blurbs for my upcoming poetry collection, entitled The Meeting Place, due out May 2018, from Salmon Poetry of Ireland. It's starting to become real… In Dede Cummings' The Meeting Place, we find a writer at the height of her powers, reaching back to the past to find not only herself, but also to... Continue Reading →
To Look Out From
My first poetry collection out April 11, 2017! “In To Look Out From, Dede Cummings takes good advantage of the imaginative fluidity that poetry offers. Even her poems of memory and family are driven by curiosity and enlivened by quick maneuvers and spritely turns. And she is careful never to leave the reader behind.” —... Continue Reading →
Iceland in August 2016 with Green Writers Press!
Announcing the first Green Writers Press travel program for writers and readers, with a focus on incorporating a sense of place into your writing. Located between 61 and 66 degrees north latitude on the southern edge of the Arctic Ocean, Iceland is a country of dramatic extremes, where geysers and steaming lava flows coexist with... Continue Reading →
¡Viva Cuba! … and other Trips
What an amazing first trip to Cuba! I'm co-leading trips occasionally and helping to find clients for my friend, Tim Weed. His Creative Travel Arts and my Green Writers Press are even going to collaborate next year on a few adventure travel trips: Iceland, Cuba, Tierra del Fuego. If you are interested in finding out... Continue Reading →
Going to CUBA! Update!
UPDATE, March 7, 2015 Our trip is filling up very quickly, and there is talk of Tim and Dede doing another one in March, 2016, so don't worry! Tim Weed, our guide, just returned from a National Geographic trip to the island, and he is really excited about our trip because he will be able... Continue Reading →
News & Our September Writing Retreat with Suzanne Kingsbury
I came into retreat feeling blocked, distant from my writing, and rudderless. When I came out, the intense work and deep nourishment of retreat had lifted me out of my busy life and grounded me again as a writer.
The Way to Create Great Writing (hint: it doesn’t have to be hard!)
Guest post by author/editor Suzanne Kingsbury Sometimes when you least expect it, magic happens. And that magic almost always starts with intention. This weekend eight incredible women took the step forward to make space for a little luxury, some pampering and tons and tons of creativity. On Friday afternoon, I walked into literary agent and... Continue Reading →
Another Writers’ Workshop by Dede
I am excited to report that the Burlington Writers Workshop has asked me to run this workshop for them in February... Here are the details: Once you’ve written your book, what’s the best way to submit it for publication? Green Writers Press publisher and literary agent Dede Cummings will show examples of successful book proposals... Continue Reading →
Publishing Your Work: Debrief and Podcast
Last Saturday’s panel discussion on publishing was a huge success. I thoroughly enjoyed being there (as you can see from the photo!). According to our wonderful host, Peter Biello, himself a budding novelist, and founder of the Burlington Writers Workshop, the event was packed and there were many people on the waiting list. Authors Jon... Continue Reading →
Publishing Your Work: How, When, Why?
Publishing Your Work: How, When, Why?. I am excited to be on this panel.