THE WORD JOURNEYS BLOGS began in 2007 with a post originally intended for a writing workshop. Since then, the blogs have covered the spectrum of writing topics and perspectives on cultural events, with a sweep that has drawn in bestselling authors, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musicians, Pulitzer Prize winners, world champions — and most of all, hundreds of thousands of men and women, boys and girls, all passionate about writing and the creative arts. Fiction. Non-fiction. Humor. Poetry. Native tongues. Music. Film. Education. Beautiful landscapes. Unforgettable People. You’ll find it all in Word Journeys Dispatches, Vol. 1, with 51 representative pieces from one of the most popular blogs on the Internet for writers, educators, and everyone who loves a good read and a lively discussion.