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Marcia Cebulska Biographies

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Marcia Cebulska is an award-winning, internationally produced playwright and screenwriter who has turned her hand to writing books: a guided journal Skywriting, a novel Watching Men Dance, and a memoir, Lovers, Dreamers, & Thieves.

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Marcia Cebulska grew up in Chicago and has spent most of her career writing for the stage and screen. Her critically acclaimed plays have been produced at thousands of venues worldwide and her screenwriting aired on PBS. She has received the Jane Chambers International Award, the Dorothy Silver Award, and several Master Artist Fellowships. Her play Now Let Me Fly, commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board decision, was directed by Academy-Award winner Kevin Willmott.  Marcia's guided journal Skywriting was released in 2019. Her first novel, Watching Men Dance was released in 2020.  Her memoir, Lovers, Dreamer, & Thieves was published in 2023. Marcia lives in Topeka, Kansas with her husband, historian Tom Prasch.


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Funny, sexy, and emotionally impactful, Watching Men Dance is a celebration of difference, the story of a magical attraction, a collision of cultures, and an enduring love between a budding photographer with a huge appetite for life and a Makah Indian dancing on a city street.

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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.


Book Info: Watching Men Dance:

Literary Fiction

ISBN Print: 978-1-7332035-6-2

ISBN Ebook: 978-1-9535830-5-5

Page count: 341

Published by Flint Hills Publishing

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Marcia Cebulska reads from her novel, Watching Men Dance, "The Boy in Feathers," and answers a question from her publisher.

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“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 is full of exercises that celebrate making sense, playing joyfully, finding the 'dance in the shuffle' and 'the tune in the noise.' Skywriting tells us that our own voices, in writing, often speak our deepest truths."

Thomas Fox Averill

O. Henry Award winner and author of rode, and Found Documents from the Life of Nell Johnson Doerr.

“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

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Book Info: SKYWRITING, A Journaling Guide to Help Your Soar

Guided Journal

ISBN Print: 13: 978-0-9997547-9-5

                      10: 0-9997547-9-3

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Page count: 203

Published by Flint Hills Publishing

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