Christian rejoicing at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
To learn more about a new landscape-inspired creative writing and art course in the Scottish Highlands, run by Christian McEwen and local artist Jan Kilpatrick, click on the link above.
World Enough and Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down:
Find out more about next summer's Scottish Island Event.
New interview with Christian
Read Christian's interview with Susan J Tweit for Story Circle Book Reviews
RADIO INTERVIEW with FRANCESCA RHEANNON
An interview about Christian's new book, "World Enough & Time"
WELCOME to Christian McEwen’s website. You will find excerpts from her published books, as well as an example of her uncollected prose. There is also an excerpt from her short film, Tomboys! co-produced with Julie Akeret.
The biggest news at present has to do with Christian's play, LEGAL TENDER: Women & the Secret Life of Money, which will open at the Quaker Meeting House, 43 Center Street, Northampton, MA on Saturday, 8th March (International Women's Day). There are two performances on 8th, one at 3:00pm and one at 7:00pm, and a second pair on Saturday, 15th March. Tickets are priced $10-20+ and can be purchased from the Broadside Bookstore in Northampton, or reserved by calling Pam Hannah at (413) 222 8774. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
The performance is supported by the Northampton Arts Council, Art Angels, the Puffin Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, & Ann Stokes. Many thanks to the crew and cast for their volunteer hours, and to everyone who supports the arts in our community when you buy our tickets.
CHRISTIAN TAKES OFF FOR CALIFORNIA:
World Enough & Time: a workshop in moments
April 6-10, in Big Sur, CA
hosted by the Henry Miller Memorial Library, with lodging and meals provided by the Big Sur Lodge
Register now! 831-667-2574
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 memoir of her painter uncle, Rory McEwen, was published last May, 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
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 spring 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.