creativity
Family Laundry: “Half-Naked Woman Found Dead,” by Luanne Castle.

Family Laundry: “Half-Naked Woman Found Dead,” by Luanne Castle.

“As a writer, I felt a responsibility to tell her story, which is important to the history of women …” An online exclusive. In the fifth installment of this series exploring family history and how to turn it into truthful narrative, Luanne Castle takes on a series of bizarre and tragic incidents in the life of one...
Interview: The Tiny Paradise of Rebecca M. J. Hymes, Miniaturist.

Interview: The Tiny Paradise of Rebecca M. J. Hymes, Miniaturist.

“I really believe that when the body is in pain — whether it is physically, emotionally, or mentally — we become our most creative.”           Rebecca at work. Rebecca M. J. Hymes is a painter of miniature masterworks, an international artist with a special flair for ocean scenes that capture the depth and motion of water....
Genealogy of a Poet: Introducing Luanne Castle’s “Family Laundry” series.

Genealogy of a Poet: Introducing Luanne Castle’s “Family Laundry” series.

“The poem felt so right to me that I decided to take my research, add to it, and write poems and creative nonfiction about my ancestors…” Castle’s new series digs deep into her family’s past for historical persona poems. A poem and related archival materials will appear on BROAD STREET’s site every Friday till the...
Family Laundry: "The Weight of Smoke," by Luanne Castle.

Family Laundry: “The Weight of Smoke,” by Luanne Castle.

“What was beautiful to the sight felt like a flaw to the touch …” An online exclusive. The Paake children in the fire, all grown up . Front row: Theresa and Cora. Back: Frances, George, Jr., and Jennie (Jane). Note the watch that Cora is wearing. In the fourth installment of this series, Luanne Castle chronicles a devastating fire...
Family Laundry: “What Came Between a Woman and Her Duties,” by Luanne Castle.

Family Laundry: “What Came Between a Woman and Her Duties,” by Luanne Castle.

“In the past, Mrs. Culver has been aided and abetted by her female friends in the art of painting …” Jennie DeKorn Culver, the author’s great-great-aunt, lived c. 1861–1947. BROAD STREET presents the second installment of a series tracing Luanne Castle’s ancestry in poems and short prose — with photographs, newspaper clippings, and other source materials: the small...