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Bloggers PhotoAuthor, playwright, and poet, Trisha Sugarek has been writing for four decades.
She has enjoyed a thirty year career in theatre as an actor and director. Originally from Seattle, she has worked in theatres from coast to coast and her plays have been produced across this country and abroad.

She expanded her body of work, as a playwright, to include seven novels, two books of poetry, a group of children’s books and forty five stage plays. Her newest project is a murder mystery series: The World of Murder.
Available in paperback, e-Books and Audio books.

A few years ago Trisha traveled to Argentina to teach master classes on writing at a University outside of Cordoba. Her host professors are writing a book on learning English through action, using parts of Trisha’s writing.

Her web site is dedicated to the art of writing. Her blog appears two or three times a week and offers advice, encouragement and support to other writers.
Trisha’s plays and books can be found on her web site at: www.writeratplay.com Trisha lives in Savannah, Georgia with her two golden retrievers, Rocky and Gus and her cat, Fiona.

Points of interest:

In March 2014 her stage play “Emma and the Lost Unicorn” was produced at the Villagers Playhouse in Somerset, NJ.

In June 2014, Moezart Productions in Phoenix, AZ will produce her children’s play, “Stanley, the Stalwart Dragon”.

PoetrySoup features this poet

Blog Posted:7/8/2014 9:49:00 AM

Dear Trisha,

Congratulations, this is to let you know that your poem The Ash Can is one of the poems being featured on the PoetrySoup home page this week. Poems are rotated each day in groups of 14-16 to give each poem an equal opportunity to be displayed.

Thanks again and congratulations.



The Ash Can ©  Trisha Sugarek

I got the call on Sunday night. I was traveling on business. When I looked at the caller ID
I wondered why my husband’s boss would be calling me. I was unprepared for what
he told me and my legs turned to water when he said that my husband was dead.
‘A heart attack? An accident?’ I asked. ‘No’, he said, ‘John committed suicide.
They found him in your garage this morning.’ I heard someone screaming and
wished that they would stop so I could hear the rest. His voice was very far away
and the woman just kept screaming. ‘Shut up! Shut up!’ I need to hear. I clapped my
hand over my mouth when I suddenly realized it was me who was screaming.
I don’t remember hanging up or getting on the plane.  Yes, John and I were having
problems and we had been separated for about three months but nothing was official.

After thirty years of marriage I never believed that we couldn’t weather this and share
the rest of our lives together.  [more] http://www.writeratplay.com/category/a-writers-take/

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Date: 7/9/2014 4:39:00 PM
Congrats. On your poem.being featured.Definitely gave me goosebumps dear...Hugs Charma
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Date: 7/8/2014 11:13:00 AM
OMG how awful for all of you, life can be so hard BIG HUGS
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Date: 7/8/2014 1:29:00 PM
nks, Debbie for your support. If you find that you like my work please sign up for my blog at www.writeratplay.com and check out my new release: Creative Writers' Journal and Handbook on the home page. This is such a great site to meet new friends and folks of like-minds. Take care. Trish

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3/28/2017 The Long Trail Free versecowboy,horse,
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9/11/2014 9-11 Remembered Haikubeautiful,courage,grave,h
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4/17/2014 Trampled Flower, Trampled Love Haikuemotions,flower,longing,l
4/15/2014 Pursuit of Happiness Free versefriendship,happiness,long
4/15/2014 Wind Horse Haikuhorse,nature,wind,
4/15/2014 The Garden Free verseflower,garden,morning,nat
4/14/2014 Twenty Five Free versebest friend,emotions,lost
4/14/2014 Seasons of the Sun Haikuimagery,light,nature,sun,
4/14/2014 Spring Birth Haikubird,imagery,nature,sprin
4/11/2014 Totems Free versedevotion,faith,inspiratio
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4/10/2014 Left Behind Free versedeath,longing,lost love,s
4/10/2014 Fragrance of Life Free verselife,senses,
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