Posts by Kristen Caven:

Un Affare da Ricordare… (An Affair to Remember)

I  don’t know what was more heart stopping—the weird adventure that inspired me, the dangerous feeling of discovering new literary territory, or finding the nerve to read something “a-spicy” to an audience…. but altogether, bringing Carla White’s hot supernatural romance to life through Cosima was like stepping into an alternate universe. The “Afternoon at the Caffe Florian” Carnevale […]

Angel’s Trumpet

Thunder in the darkness before the day of reckoning Violent winds lash rain like hate speech Against every window, every screen After sunrise, a white blossom lies in the mud Frozen, tattered, spattered, silent Defiantly perfect. —Kristen Caven 1/20/17 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Dearest Readers, I am starting a Patreon […]

A Volcanic Romance…erupts!

Remember the Perfectly Revolting Tea Party? Remember the Souls of Her Feet Shoe Salon? Well, my next book launch will also go down in herstory! The Vesuvian Affair by international woman of mystery Cosima Zanardi (as told to me, Kristen Caven), takes place at Carnevale in Venice, and the unveiling will take place in a […]

I Am Woman, Hear Me…Cry?

In preparation for Hillary Clinton’s landslide win on election day, I choreographed “I Am Woman“ by Helen Reddy for my Zumba class. In searching for this feminist anthem on iTunes, I flashed back to my first rock concert (with my divorced-and-discovering-her-power mom), and then stumbled on this generation’s version. When you compare the lyrics to Jordin Sparks’ (yes, highly dance-able) “empowering female […]

Muse Flash! (Mob)

The Lake I Love. When I saw the call for submissions for the first annual Aluminous Flash Mob Short Play Festival, I knew I had to write about the Pergola at Lake Merritt. How many circles have I made around that lake in all my years in Oakland? With friends, with family, alone? I walked it in […]

Everyone Loves a Bully!

Americans are mystified at how “this” could possibly be happening in America. At how one blustering, irresponsible name-caller could be so loved and revered by his supporters, much less embraced by a major political party that is now feeling sick to its stomach. But we shouldn’t be so surprised. I recently posted this on the Zorgos Reader: […]

“Writing to Zorgos” Workshop @ Liminal

Writing is Healing ~ Writing is Power Writing workshop with Kristen Caven We’ve all experienced bullying in our lives, from the personal to the political. This 6-week workshop at The Liminal Center in Oakland provides a structure for both writing through our experiences and learning new ways of being.  Zorgos is esperanto for “I will take […]

Short Story: “Ted’s Tender Trophy”

My epic western adventure, my spiritual tale of meat-reckoning, my tongue-in-cheek bromance, Ted’s Tender Trophy, was published this week by Full of Crow Press. “A yellow October moon rose enormous over the high Rockies and gazed on the parking lot of the Shooting Star Saloon, where trucks lined up like saddled horses dozing at the rail. […]