writers http://www.kplu.org en On Amazon, an uneasy mix of plagiarism and erotica http://www.kplu.org/post/amazon-uneasy-mix-plagiarism-and-erotica Unlike traditional publishing companies, self-publishing programs like Amazon's Kindle Select lack the keen eyes of publishers, leaving room for copyright violations — and plagiarism.<p>Sharazade is the pen name of a writer and editor who is a rising star on Amazon's erotica section.<p>"I do a lot of traveling, and most of my stories are travel-based in some way, either set in an exotic location or having to do with modes of transportation ... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 22:24:20 +0000 NPR Staff 3964 at http://www.kplu.org On Amazon, an uneasy mix of plagiarism and erotica Whidbey Island retreat provides solitude for women writers http://www.kplu.org/post/whidbey-island-retreat-provides-solitude-women-writers <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-968791.mp3</p><p>On Whidbey Island, among the evergreens, sits <a href="http://www.hedgebrook.org/">Hedgebrook</a>, a writers retreat solely for women. Nestled on 48 acres, women writers, like feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem, have been seeking solitude at the property since 1988. It&#39;s a piece of land that many say is a source of creative power.</p><p>Recently, young women playwrights have been honing their works with only the sounds of the surrounding forest to interrupt their writing. They&#39;ve been invited to Whidbey Island to join in the Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival.</p><p>For&nbsp; KPLU&#39;s weekly Artscape series, I travelled to Hedgebrook to talk to two of the writers about their work. Sun, 15 May 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Katherine Banwell 1601 at http://www.kplu.org Whidbey Island retreat provides solitude for women writers