An interview with Rachel Foster, co-founder and executive council co-chair of World Without Exploitation, who recently wrote an opinion piece in Vermont Digger: "Burlington controversy part of effort to decriminalize sex trade," and Mary Speta, Chief Impact Officer for Amirah, an organization offering help to survivors of sexual exploitation. This week's interview is not about a specific book, but the subject of Rachel's recent piece and what is happening around the commercial sex trade in Burlington and elsewhere.

This week's Write the Book Prompt concerns setting. Rachel Foster's other labor of love (which she also founded) is the Brooklyn Cat Cafe. One of the earliest cat cafes in the U.S., the Brooklyn Cat Cafe’s mission is to save Brooklyn’s cats by offering a hip and inviting destination where cat lovers of all ages can interact with adoptable animals – and one another. I love this idea, and I think it could be a great setting for a story, scene or poem. So… this week’s Write the Book Prompt is to write about a mix of humans and cats, and what happens to them on a random day in a cat cafe.

Good luck with your work in the coming week, and tune in next week for another prompt or suggestion.


Music Credit: Aaron Shapiro


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