Friday, October 22, 2010

Creativity Comes in Spades


From handbags to clothing to fragrance to....literature? Kate Spade New York has just released "She Is Quick and Curious and Playful and Strong," a collection of short stories produced in partnership with New York's famed bookstore, the Strand. Seven female writers were tapped for the project, and charged with incorporating the title somewhere in their story. The end result? A charming collection, including a story by Laurie Baker. She pens "Go in Peace, Not in Pieces" which explores the youthful desire to surrender oneself to love. In the story, which is set in Swaziland, South Africa, the narrator and her companion spend a few days in the Malolotja Nature Reserve, home to a myriad of animals, including zebras, the inspiration for the book’s cover art. Baker, along with her fellow writers Bridie Clark, Hannah Seligson and Sara Vilkomerson, will give a reading at the Strand on Oct. 27 from 7 to 8. The complete boxed set is $35 at Kate Spade New York shops, the Strand and katespade.com. Even if you're not near New York, you might want to take this creative writing prompt challenge and play along. Pencils ready? "She Is Quick and Curious and Playful and Strong"...where does the phrase take you?

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