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Sally Wiener Grotta Author, Photographer & Speaker

  • Please come. I’ll be reading at the Philadelphia Museum of Art!
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on December 3, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Authors Sally Wiener Grotta and David Walton will read their science fiction at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in conjunction with the museum's Designs for Different Futures Exhibit. December 22, 2019. Presented by Lawrence M. Schoen.

  • John, Paul, Ringo & George as we never knew them
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on November 21, 2019 at 4:35 am

    "Across the Universe" - a collection of alternative history short stories about The Beatles is receiving rave reviews, including from "Publishers Weekly" and "Library Journal" - Invitation to book launch party in Brooklyn and links to buy. Includes Sally Wiener Grotta's "The Truth Within".

  • “The Winter Boy” Honored: One of 12 Unique Works of Fantasy That Are Hard To Put Down
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on August 16, 2019 at 7:12 am

    According to Wiki.ezvid,"Some creative authors put their own spin on the [fantasy] genre and produce unique works that revitalize old tropes." The listed novels and video include "The Winter Boy" by Sally Wiener Grotta

  • A poem: Life’s Rhythms
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on June 30, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    "Life's Rhythms" a poem by Sally Wiener Grotta -- "Life’s rhythms are implacable / Uncaring / Birth, growth / Illness, death. / Forward Life moves... /... Life happens/Love creates." Click through to read the full poem.

  • Our Memories as Personal Mythology
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on June 24, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Inspired by recently reading David Black's novel "An Impossible LIfe," I consider my own family history, and how memory is more personal mythology than factual history.

  • Poetic License 007
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on June 3, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    I often struggle to find just the right word to convey the picture I have in my mind of a place I've invented or a character who is demanding to live in my stories. When I find that one perfect word, I am sometimes surprised...

  • A Poem: What are Words?
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on May 25, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    What are words, if not wonder made flesh. Wisps of air made real by their taste, texture. dancing...

  • Blessings
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on May 11, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    A portrait of family love and reflections about the generations spanning time before/after we exist, on the anniversary of my father's death. "...Generations created this moment, as I composed the image and pressed the shutter button. Generations I can know only from stories told by those who came before and are no more..."

  • My Short Story “One Widow’s Healing” Honored by Jefferson Hospital
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on May 10, 2019 at 1:21 am

    What a thrill it was to be part of Jefferson Hospital's 2100 Health Odyssey gala, where my short story "One Widow's Healing" was among those honored. The writing prompt: to use science fiction to instigate creative thinking on the future of health care.

  • The Feminine Line
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on March 11, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    A poem: Sisters and mothers and mothers of mothers... We stretch through each other to the other/Generations wide and long