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Meet a Resident: Laura Lampton Scott

 Laura Lampton Scott, a Portland, Oregon-based fiction writer, has published stories and essays in journals including  Notre Dame Review, Okey-Panky, Michigan Quarterly Review, Electric Literature, Monkeybicycle and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from MacDowell Colony and Mineral School, where she will return this summer as a volunteer. She recently co-edited a nonfiction oral history book about residents of Haiti. (Read an…

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Meet a Resident: Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum is the author of two collections of short fiction–This Life She’s Chosen and Swimming With Strangers, both published by Chronicle Books. Her fiction has appeared widely in journals, including One Story, The American Scholar, and Willow Springs, and she has work out this summer from Ploughshares Solos and this new piece in Joyland. She is the recipient of a PEN/O. Henry…

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Meet a Resident: Gretchen Schrafft

Seattle fiction writer (by way of Massachusetts and Oregon) Gretchen Schrafft was in the first residency group at Mineral School in July 2015. She returned to Mineral with friend and fellow fiction author Josha Nathan this summer to present a reading and volunteer as a “dorm mother” (thank you, Gretchen!). Her work has appeared in Carve,…

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Meet a Resident: Jane Wong

Seattle poet (by way of New Jersey and Iowa) and Ph.D Jane Wong is the author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016) and was in the first residency group at Mineral School in June 2015. She returned to Mineral with friend and fellow poet Michelle Penaloza in summer 2016 to present a reading. A past professor…

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2015 Residents Announced!

Mineral School launches inaugural year of artist residencies 12 writers and three volunteer chefs spend summer creating literature and community in Mineral Through a competitive process that drew 72 applicants from throughout the United States as well as Canada and the UK, a panel of five Northwest poets and prose writers have blindly selected 12…

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