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Carmel Mawle lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, and studies writing at the Denver Lighthouse Writers Workshop. She is the founder and president of Writing for Peace, a nonprofit dedicated to developing cultural empathy through creative writing. Mawle studied piano performance with Esther Warkov, Ph.D., minored in elementary music education and majored in English Literature at the University of Washington. She is currently working on a collection of short stories, poems and essays based on research for a novel-in-progress which incorporates the history, politics, religions and traditions of England and the Middle East. One of these stories, Jamila, can be found at http://www.smokelong.com/flash/carmelreidmawle33q.asp.
Writing for Peace Mission Statement
Through creative writing, Writing for Peace seeks to cultivate the empathy that allows minds to open to new cultural views, to value the differences as well as the hopes and dreams that unite all of humanity, to develop a spirit of leadership and peaceful activism.
Writing for Peace Vision Statement
In the next five years, Writing for Peace looks toward establishing clubs in schools throughout the world, an online journal and print anthology, and an annual Rocky Mountain Writing for Peace Workshop that brings together young writers, authors, and peace activists from around the world. We hope to provide substantial scholarships for young writers to further develop their craft and experience new cultures, and develop a mentoring program that will bring those writers back to work with emerging young writers.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
We are at the very early stages of implimenting our Young Writers' Contest, but so far have heard from several states in the U.S., as well as Canada, and countries in the Middle East, Europe and South America.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Founder and President of Writing for Peace, President of Front Range Chamber Players
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