Christian at the Bone Caves, with a student from "Marking Time," August 2014
INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER WILLIAMS
Listen to Christian's interview with Jennifer Williams at the Scottish Poetry Library
INTERVIEW WITH SUSAN J. TWEIT
Read Christian's interview with Susan J Tweit for Story Circle Book Reviews
RADIO INTERVIEW WITH FRANCESCA RHEANNON
Listen to Christian's interview with Francesca Rheannon on WMUA
Welcome to Christian McEwen’s website. You will find excerpts from her published books, as well as some examples of her uncollected prose. There is also an excerpt from her short film, Tomboys! co-produced with Julie Akeret.
This August, Christian joined Scottish artist Jan Kilpatrick to explore the landscape of the North West Scottish Highlands, following in the footsteps of the poet, Norman MacCaig. The geology of these magnificent mountains provided much food for thought and for the imagination, as they introduced their students to Knockan Crag, the Bone Caves, and Little Assynt.
Join Christian McEwen & artist Jan Kilpatrick for a week of retreat on the Summer Isles, in the North West Highlands of Scotland (30th August-6th September, 2014). This is the fifth and, very likely, the last retreat on Tanera Mor, since the island is up for sale. Don't miss this rare opportunity to explore creativity & slowing down in this beautiful and romantic setting. To book a place or to find out more, follow the link above.
Christian's play, LEGAL TENDER: WOMEN & THE SECRET LIFE OF MONEY, opened at the Quaker Meeting House in Northampton, MA on International Women's Day 2014. There were four performances, all of which were entirely sold out. The Hampshire Gazette provided front page coverage on March 8th, as well as an op-ed piece the following week.
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In March 2013, the Scottish Review of Books published Christian's essay on the Summer Isles, under the title of "Fire Island: Some Notes on Tanera." Unfortunately, the editors misremembered her name, and her by-line is given as "Christian Lewis." But the piece is really hers! Do take a look at Scottish Review of Books.
In December 2012, Michelle Aldredge asked if she could post some excerpts from WORLD ENOUGH & TIME on her terrific site, Gwarlingo. See
Christian McEwen on the Art of Happiness
Christian's book, WORLD ENOUGH & TIME: ON CREATIVITY AND SLOWING DOWN came out with Bauhan Publishing in September 2011, and has now gone into a fifth edition. She has just finished taping an audio version, which will be available in the summer of 2014.
John de Graaf was an early reader, and commented in the following terms:
"WORLD ENOUGH & TIME is, above all, simply one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. I read it far too quickly because I suffer from the very disease it illuminates so well, and I am one of those who warn against this disease (hurry sickness) that is everywhere among us.
I want to read this book again (and again) and slowly, savoring the remarkably moving writing -- Christian McEwen's prose is pure poetry; she has a poet's heart! And yet, it is not just her gift with words that makes this so powerful a book. Her stories ring true and put flesh on the solid social criticism and historical insights contained in the work. Her literary erudition shines through, but with an abiding humility. Most of all, this is a book that goes to the core of our current condition and asks us to reclaim our souls. Its message about time could not be more timely. This is not just a good book.
This is a book that should become a classic."
-- John de Graaf, co-author of AFFLUENZA: THE ALL-CONSUMING EPIDEMIC and editor of TAKE BACK YOUR TIME.
Christian's memoir of her painter uncle, Rory McEwen, was published in May 2013, under the title, MUSIC HIDING IN THE AIR (Bauhan Publishing, 2013). It is distributed by UPNE (University Press of New England). If you would like to buy a copy for yourself, please follow the link to the order form, to be found in the right-hand column. To read a review of this publication see artplantaetoday