The Present Giver is a memoir about love, loss, and living fully when life wants everything from you.
Bar Scott loves words. She has won an ASCAP Special Award 13 times for her lyrics- and song-writing. More recently, she has added memoirist to her credentials publishing The Present Giver in 2011, and The Lone Writer's Writing Club - A workbook for writers who wish they had a writing group, published in 2016.
Other published works include:
"More of Me" (aka: "Ah ha ha") Corners: Voices on Change, Jack Walker Press, 2018
"Grace" and "Heaven" Stories of Music Volumes One and Two (Timbre Press, 2015, 2017),
"Breaking Bread," (Bacopa Literary Review, 2017),
"The Ways of Water" (Ravens Perch, 2017)
“Valentine” Three Minus One, (She Writes Press, 2014)
“Tight Spot” printed in The Sun magazine (2010) and "Breast" also in The Sun (2015).
Bar has been producer and facilitator at Wet Mountain Valley Writers Workshops since 2011 where she has led workshops with Abigail Thomas and Dorothy Allison. Over 100 writers have taken part in the WMV Workshops both in rural Colorado and in Woodstock, New York.
And she has been a featured writer since the inception of the Woodstock (NY) Writers' Festival in 2009, now called The Woodstock Bookfest.
She has over 65 published songs (music and lyrics) and has just finished her second memoir, Live a Life, Write a Song. The book will be available in 2019. For more information, contact Bar.
The Lone Writer's Writing Club is a workbook for writers who want the kind of inspiration that comes from writing with others in a weekly writing group.
The writer responds to a prompt, then reads what others have written in response to that same prompt, which leads to still more prompts.
It's fun and interactive. Great for groups who need a lift but designed for writers who are working alone and find themselves wishing they had a group to kick ideas around with.