Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Project ~ bioStories

I have launched a new writing project, a website devoted to honoring the lives of ordinary people called bioStories.  Visit the site at http://www.biostories.com/.  I am actively looking for contributors as well as trying to build a readership base.  For a clearer sense of the project's intent, I am posting the following from the "About" page.
bioStories offers word portraits of the people surrounding us in our daily lives, of the strangers we pass on the street unnoticed and those intimate to us who have been most influential and most familiar but who remain strangers to others. We feature daily posts from a diverse variety of writers and select some of the portraits they offer as featured essays. We particularly look for work that offers slices of a life that help the reader imagine the whole of that life, work that demonstrates that ordinary people's experiences often contain extraordinary moments, visionary ideas, inspirational acts, and examples of success and failure that prove instructive. In short, we believe every life displays moments of grace. bioStories wishes to share pieces of these lives and celebrate them.

View the pieces of the lives presented here as portraits, sketches, tributes, memories, remembrances...pieces of lives that enrich our experience for having shared them. We ask writers to, as Toni Morrison has said, "Imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar." Share a life. Introduce us to someone we don't yet know.

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