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Dawn Gorman

Dawn Gorman is a writer, connector and creative who lives in Old Town, Lansing. She is the communications and events manager at the Arts Council of Greater Lansing and loves attending festivals and arts events. She jumps at any opportunity to talk about creative ideas.

Cultivating our stories

As humans, we love stories—the telling of, the listening to. Stories about when we were little, stories about our parents and grandparents, about ghosts and haunted houses, big fish, enchanted forests, once-upon-a-times. Most of us grow up hearing …

Get Your Goal Groove On

Goddess-y Planners Make Goal Setting Awesome Over the years, I’ve read lots of theories on goal setting, but I have never been a goal setter in the traditional sense.  I do make a list to help keep me organized at work. But I haven’t, for most …

Transformations & Cultivating the artist within

January. A whole new and exciting year looms before us — full of promise and possibilities. It’s a time of transition and change. Our promises to start exercising, read more books, take up gardening, make lists and grow spiritually. Our lives are marked …

Eat, Drink & Be Writerly

When a passion meets a challengeAutumn is not an ideal time, perhaps, to embark on a project that may take over one’s life for the entire month – but some people like to live life on the edge.November is National Writing Month. Fondly known as NaNoWriMo, …

Making a Statement Through Art

While an artist’s life may look romantic to those looking in, as with most things, it comes with its own travails. The idea of the “suffering artist” has, after all, been a part of our lexicon for a lifetime and for many that struggle, a strong …