WATCHING MEN DANCE -
Marcia Cebulska's debut novel.
She is a wanderer; he will not fly. She is a city girl; he prefers a bison ranch. She grew up in her father’s Greek restaurant; he dances at powwows. Ava and Jesse travel life together in a turquoise pickup truck, feasting along the way. They settle, raise children, cheat, gamble, and fight with great gusto. When Ava leaves to travel around Greece like a female Odysseus, their bond is tested.
Watching Men Dance is a feast for the senses, a celebration of cultural diversity, and a compelling read, at once both humorous and moving. Ava, the captivating main character, embodies an engaging zest for life as she struggles between her pull to adventure and her need for home and family. Jesse, the Native dancer she falls in love with, challenges her beliefs and commitments. Watching Men Dance is the story of a marriage: simple and complex, lonely and overcrowded, exasperating and fulfilling.
Award-winning playwright Marcia Cebulska’s first novel, WATCHING MEN DANCE, was scheduled to debut at the Rita Blitt Gallery of Washburn’s Mulvane Art Museum but, when Covid 19 struck, plans had to change. “At first, I was disappointed but now I’m in love with the idea of it’s being on Zoom.” Ms. Cebulska points out how readers from all around the country can now attend and how the book launch can be more multi-media. The event will take place on September 24 from 7:30-8:30 and will include Cebulska reading from the novel, a conversation with the publisher, an account of the author’s journey illustrated by travel photos and music, plus audience Q and A.
WATCHING MEN DANCE provides a good opportunity for armchair travelers who are aching to spread their wings after COVID isolation as its heroine travels to the Pacific Northwest, Chile, Greek Islands, Italy, and Wales from her home base in Kansas. The main character is a photographer who struggles with her love of adventure versus her need for home and family and deals with issues concerning a cross-cultural relationship with a Native American dancer. The book is being published by Flint Hills Publishing and the cover art was painted by Barbara Waterman-Peters.
SKYWRITING - A Journaling Guide to Help You Soar
“Cover up your screens! Tell your phone to take a hike! Get ready to journal your way to more joy, creativity, and healing than you can begin to imagine.”
- Harriet Lerner, Ph.D. author of
The Dance of Anger and
Why Won’t You Apologize?
“Marcia Cebulska's Skywriting journal is the perfect jumping-off point for anyone interested in fun and insightful guided self-discovery. Where the typical prompt-journal author is an invisible, omniscient narrator leaving the reader/writer to complete this journey alone, Marcia accompanies us every step of the way. In a startlingly authentic voice, she relates fascinating and deeply personal stories, which gives us permission to be authentic and honest in our own writing. With thought-provoking, challenging, and playful prompts and questions, she compels us to dig deep and hold nothing back, because she holds nothing back. A satisfying and inspirational journal I enthusiastically recommend to writers and non-writers alike.”
LS Hawker, USA Today Bestselling Author of
The Drowning Game
“Skywriting provides wonderful support and encouragement for the practice of writing and for the expression of joy, grief, rage, and other powerful emotions and experiences. As someone who has taken part in Marcia Cebulska’s Writing to Heal class, I have seen and experienced her work firsthand as a tremendous source of inspiration and exciting growth for myself and others as writers and as human beings. For anyone who has the urge to write, this book offers much stimulus for expression. It will be invaluable for lay people and health care professionals.”
- Richard Balaban, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist