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Finding a Voice

Last Saturday afternoon I said my goodbyes of the season to the six women remaining in my creative writing class at Shakopee Women’s Correctional Facility.  I’m pleased that all six want to be included when I reconstitute the class in the fall.  I encouraged them to set some writing goals for themselves and then [...]

Archives or Dumpster?

This winter’s unusual length and ferocity have forced me into a week-long reckoning with my entire literate life.  No, I’m not on a spiritual retreat; this reckoning is material–full of the stuff of life.  An ice dam on the roof in December sent water cascading down my study wall and bowed the ceiling.  The [...]

Kudos to the Loft

The Loft Literary Center hosted an energizing Creative Non-Fiction Conference last weekend, March 11-13. I was thrilled with the outcome of my own session, “Ghostly Obsessions: Writing from History.” History has not been an easy sell among my Loft students. Historical research is often perceived as adding dry context to a memoir holding desperately [...]