Gila Green on Betrayal

Canadian Gila Green moved to Israel in 1994 where she writes, edits, teaches and publishes fiction.  Find her classes at WOW.  She has just published her first novel.                  Betrayal is a theme that threads through my entire debut novel, King of the Class. On a macro level, the setting of the novel is the post-civil war Israel of the future; …

Madeline Grumet on Reading Texts

"Our stories are the masks through which we can be seen, and with every telling we stop the flood and swirl of thought so someone can get a glimpse of us, and maybe catch us if they can" Madeleine R. Grumet Madeline Grumet is Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel …

Leymah Gobwee on Peace

Women wake up--you have a voice in the peace process! Leymah Gobwee won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. Inspired by reading Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and theologian John Yoder, and Kenyan author Hizkias Assef, this mother of four brought the women of Liberia together to face down a corrupt government and end war.  Through public singing and praying in …

Margaret Atwood on the Need to Scratch

Award-winning Canadian author Margaret Atwood was born in 1939.  She has written upwards of twenty books, numerous short stories, and poems. Her writing has consistently crossed genres and poked at sacred cows. Atwood characterizes her writing as social science fiction. In the historical novel Alias Grace, Atwood tells the tale of Grace Marks, a young …