History Worthwhile is a site devoted to telling history ‘like it is’ – through an artist’s eye and voice. Something happens when an artist reinterprets history. Through imagination, we can be transported through time and experience history as a new narrative. I seem to recall someone once said truth is more real than facts. Perhaps someone should have said it. The artist’s job is to get under the facts and tell truths that might otherwise be missed.

By words, music, visual arts or dance – we are transported to other worlds. Drama, poetry, narratives, biographies, and songs are all perfect vehicles to take us there. We rub shoulders as we walk beside those unseen who went before or step towards those ahead waiting to be heard.

Is history linear, circular or spiraling? Maybe it is a dense compression called now. History not claimed and shared is lost.

Marcia E. ColeMarcia E. Cole is a native Washingtonian who in the process of re-invention received her BA in Early Childhood Education in 2014 from the University of the District of Columbia. She has won the College Language Association Creative Writing contest across three genres – Drama (2008), Poetry 1st Prize (2011) and Short Story (2012). She is a strong advocate for literacy and believes all the arts are essential to understanding the world we live in whether by examining the past or looking to the future. A Matter of Worth is her first play. She was invited to appear in a new play reading about Maya Angelou by playwright Rickey Hood 2015. Her son, also a writer, is keeping writing in the family.