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An Interview With Writer J.J. Hemmestad

J.J. Hemmestad is the author of Visions of a Dream; here is a link to her website:



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Episode 167: Mary Kubica, Don't You Cry

Dear Listener,

We are truly sorry about this week’s book pick, which is–how to put this politely?–pretty sucky. The one of us who picked the book understands where he went wrong, and is very contrite about his mistake. 130 more words


The Iowa Writer's Workshop 2017

Feb. 22 / 17

Hey! The Iowa Writer’s Workshop will be coming this summer and yes, there is information for this upcoming workshop……

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Abandonement by Numbers (an exercise)

As some of you may know, I participated in the MOOC from Iowa Writer’s Workshop again this year. I actually wasn’t able to finish due to some demands on my time but I did wind up in an online writing group with my friends from last year. 358 more words

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An immersion

It’s pointless to try to count how many times I’ve walked on this berm. It must be thousands of times. Some days, the light reflecting from the pond makes the surface into a perfect mirror. 2,127 more words


The Girl Who Dreamed

In our first week of class, we were required to write a piece featuring a female protagonist. It was important to pay attention to voice and identity because so often we can reveal what we want known through interactions and what is left unsaid rather than directly coming out and speaking it over the character. 520 more words

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