Sally Wiener Grotta Author, Photographer & Speaker

  • 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. […]

  • What Is It About the Human Hand? (a poem)
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on January 27, 2019 at 4:27 am

    A poem written for the American Hands photo project: What is it about the human hand? / Four fingers and an opposable thumb / That can grasp and release / Wield and yield. / But any ape can do that... […]

  • What Photography Has Taught Me About Writing… and Vice Versa
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on January 8, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    I am often asked what I mean when I say that my photography and writing inform each other. Photography, storytelling, and, yes, life... it's all about what we see, how we convey it to others and whether we can make it meaningful... […]

  • What Drives You to Write Your Stories?
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on January 7, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Novelist as Poet or Philosopher, Meditation Inspired by Samuel R Delany’s The Atheist in the Attic […]

  • Wishing you and yours a new year of good memories
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on December 30, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Now. Today. This hour. This minute is a single string, plucked, strummed or bowed. Setting off harmonic vibrations, or a cacophony.... […]

  • Newsletter: Storytelling, Our Humanity Illuminated
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on December 18, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Sally Wiener Grotta's Dec. 2018 newsletter on how our humanity is expressed and supported through storytelling. It includes an essay, a video (Our Creativity Gene), and a free eshort story "The Broken Bottle" (originally published in The North Atlantic Review). […]

  • Far From the Home I Love
    by Sally Wiener Grotta on December 9, 2018 at 3:21 am

    On seeing the new Yiddish production of "Fiddler on the Roof," I reflect back on memories of the original Broadway show, on what it is to be Jewish, and on memories of my very special relationship with my Dad whose parents lived a similar life to that portrayed by the musical. […]