Artists

Meet a Resident: Urban Waite

Urban Waite (2017), of Seattle, is a good guy who writes evil things in fiction. He was Mineral School’s first-ever Dorm Dad during summer 2018, sharing his collection of board games, good sense of humor, and with Samuel W. Gailey the stage at our visiting authors’ reading night.  He is the author of The Terror…

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Meet a Resident: Maxim Loskutoff

Maxim Loskutoff (2015), of western Montana, was among Mineral School’s first June Dodge fellows in 2015, joining us for the residency where local forest fires meant a mix of firefighters (including inmates) tent-camped behind the school.  A graduate of New York University‚Äôs MFA program, Max has received the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Global Writing Fellowship…

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2018 Residents Announced!

We made it to year four! In a competitive process that drew 246 applicants from throughout the United States and Canada, a panel of five Northwest writers and four artists have blindly selected 12 talented literary writers and four visual artists who will live and work in Mineral this summer, advancing their work in poetry, memoir,…

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Meet a Resident: Jennifer Haupt

Jennifer Haupt (2016), a journalist and fiction writer from Bellevue, Washington, was the inaugural Erin Donovan fellowship recipient at Mineral School. Her essays and articles have been published in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Rumpus, Spirituality & Health, Psychology Today, Travel & Leisure, The Sun and many other publications. She is also the curator of a blog for readers and writers on…

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Meet a Resident: Brittney Corrigan

Brittney Corrigan (2017) a poet from Portland, Oregon, has published the collection Navigation (Rainy Nights Press, 2012) and the chapbook 40 Weeks (Finishing Line Press, 2012). At Mineral School, she worked on a series of poems about daughters of famous and imagined historical and pop cultural figures–including Kenneth Arnold, who spotted a UFO over Mineral in the 1940s!–and many of those pieces are…

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Meet an Adventuress: Tessa Hulls

Tessa Hulls is a multi-talented writer, illustrator and artist, chef, and all-around adventuress. During 2017, she was a volunteer chef for Mineral School during our October parent artists’ residency. A nomadic artist who spends her time in The Arctic and Alaska not to mention Washington state, we were grateful to her for sharing her cooking skills…

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Meet a Spirit: Mona Lisa Roberts

Painter Mona Lisa Roberts spent summers with her family at and around Mineral Lake and the Mt. Rainier area. Her sister, Star Roberts, channeled her for us this month. The Roberts family is helping Mineral School offer a new visual artist fellowship for an LGBTQ-identifying artist debuting this summer, in memory of Mona Lisa. Mona Lisa’s paintings…

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Meet a Resident: Rena Priest

Rena Priest of Bellingham, Washington, writes poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and has taught various topics in writing and the humanities at Western Washington University, Northwest Indian College, and Fairhaven College. Her poetry chapbook, Patriarchy Blues, was recently published by Moonpath Press. She was a resident at Mineral School…

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Meet a Visiting Author: Neal Thompson

Neal Thompson is a journalist, man of letters, and the nonfiction author of several lauded biographies tracing the lives  of adventurous men–including A Curious Man (about Robert “Believe it Or Not” Ripley), Driving With The Devil (about the bootleggers that got NASCAR started), and Light This Candle (about astronaut Alan Shepard).  More recently, he turned his…

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Meet a Power Volunteer: Kait Heacock

Kait Heacock, a Seattle-based fiction writer, has published stories in Esquire, Joyland, KGB Bar Lit Mag, Portland Review, Tin House, tNY.Press, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Her nonfiction has appeared in Bustle, Crab Creek Review, DAME, Largehearted Boy, Literary Hub, The Millions, and The Washington Post. An editor for Joyland and board member at Lit Crawl Seattle, she’s volunteered for Mineral School for…

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