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What to Leave Out

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
By Laurie Easter I had the pleasure of being interviewed about my forthcoming essay collection, All the Leavings, by author Sonja Livingston (The Virgin of Prince Street: Expeditions into Devotion) for her YouTube interview series “The Memoir Café.” Being live interviewed was challenging because, like many people, I…

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Pre-orders for All the Leavings are open!

Pre-orders for All the Leavings are now open. Today is my birthday, and I’m hoping you’ll help me celebrate by pre-ordering a copy today. Publishing a book is a challenge, and once you have a contract, the work doesn’t end once the words are written; there is a lot required to get the word out […]

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Cover Reveal: ALL THE LEAVINGS

I am thrilled to announce my book ALL THE LEAVINGS, forthcoming from Oregon State University Press in Fall 2021, has a cover, and it’s gorgeous! I absolutely love it. It is designed by Erin Kirk New, the designer of several books on my shelf, including my dear friend Jericho Parms’ LOST WAX: ESSAYS. The cover […]

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Winner of This Week’s Book Giveaway They Could Live with Themselves

The winner of this week’s book giveaway of Jodi Paloni’s linked short story collection They Could Live with Themselves is Dale Kleinheksel! Congratulations, Dale. I hope you enjoy it! 

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Writing Workshop Is Not Group Therapy

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
A guest post from Jennifer McGuiggan: It’s easy to read a memoir or essay and feel as though we know the author, even though all we really know is what the writer shared with us on the page. This false sense of familiarity is one thing when we…

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Disinformation

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
Dancing Elephants by Heinrich Kley What nobody tells you as an artist is that every project starts at the beginning. Not just the blank page, the empty stage, but that you have to re-establish your credentials and your quality every time. You can coast on reputation a little,…

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Paris in August

Ah, Paris! The City of Love. Visiting has long sat at the top of my bucket list. A notion both lonely and seemingly unattainable. I’m not quite sure why I have longingly dreamed of Paris. Is it the romantic allure of boat rides along the Seine? The venerable architecture? The exquisite food? The pleasing finesse […]

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