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A great desire for The Champagne Room is for our literary project to exist as a space beyond the journal, for the journal to simply be one piece of a constant conversation between readers, writers, creators, friends. One way in which we are making this happen is by featuring dialogues with past and present contributors to The Champagne Room. In a world where submissions get accepted and then generally forgotten over time, we hope these exchanges will create conducive avenues to change the culture of the literary community. May these conversations inspire you to keep communication about literature alive in your own way. 

- The Editors of The Champagne Room

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Contributor Conversation:  Yoda Olinyk

Author of "Homemade Pepper Spray" in ISSUE 03. Chick here to read her thoughts on healing the mother wound, visualizations, and using rejection as a way to reflect. 

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Contributor Conversation:  Eric DePriester

Author of "Postcard from Boonville" in ISSUE 03. Click here to read his thoughts on using poetry as an emotional release, rejecting power sources, and finding new wells of creative inspiration. 


Contributor Conversation:  George W. Shuster, Jr.

Author of "Rib Cage" in ISSUE 03. Click here to read his thoughts on environmental connectivity, binge writing, and gaps that enact holes in memory. 

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