Sally Wiener Grotta Author, Photographer & Speaker

  • 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 […]

  • The Story of Us
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on March 4, 2019 at 2:40 am

    The narrative of "us" that is currently told is that we are a divided people. As long as we continue to tell and believe that story, can we be anything more than the contentious populace we are now? […]

  • Calling All Dreamers
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on February 24, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Guest blog. In the editorial for the first issue of "DreamForge" magazine, Scot Noel writes eloquently about why he has faith in the future of humanity. […]

  • Gesundheit! Catching & Spreading the Creativity Bug
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on February 6, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Creativity is contagious, and one of my aims is to help spread the bug widely. I hope you’ll join me in this. It’s fun, meaningful, and an important key to our continued growth, well-being and success. A newsletter with essay, video, and links to other resources. […]