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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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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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2017 Residents Announced!

We made it to year three! In a competitive process that drew 238 applicants from throughout the United States as well as Canada, our jury made up of Northwest writers blindly read submissions. They selected 18 literary writers who will come live and work for two-week stints in Mineral this summer, advancing their work in…

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Meet a Resident: Daemond Arrindell

A Mineral School resident in August 2016, Daemond Arrindell is a Seattle poet, performer, and writing teacher. He is on the faculty of the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab, and is a writer-in-residence with Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers in the Schools program. Author Kait Heacock conducted this interview. What inspires you? What inspiration…

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