Mineral School

Meet a Resident: Laura Stanfill

Mineral alums Grace Campbell (2018) and Laura Stanfill (2018) sat down to discuss the release of Laura’s debut novel, Singing Lessons For The Stylish Canary, which debuted during April 2022 from Lanternfish Press. Laura (on the right!) is the founder of Forest Avenue Press, a literary publisher in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been featured…

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Meet a Resident: TLR interviews Putsata Reang!

Leanne Dunic (2017) is Fiction Editor at Tahoma Literary Review, and interviewed journalist and creative nonfiction writer Putsata Reang (2017), pictured below, about her memoir Ma and Me (FSG, May 2022) for the journal. We’re sharing their conversation (with permission) here for your enjoyment. I first met Putsata Reang at Mineral School Residency. There, she read a…

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Meet a Resident: Judy Bolton-Fasman

Judy Bolton-Fasman is a writer of memoir and creative nonfiction. She recently published a memoir, Asylum: A Memoir of Family Secrets (Mandel Vilar Press, 2021). Judy has published essays and reviews in venues including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Cognoscenti, Brevity and Catapult. She recently garnered a Pushcart Prize nomination…

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Meet a Resident: Cristina Cortez

Cristina Cortez (2018) is a first-generation Latin-American poet born to immigrant parents. She holds a BA in English, Creative Writing & Literature, and History with Minors in Latin American & Caribbean Studies with Honors & Distinction, from Hofstra University (2015), and a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics, from the University of…

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Meet a Resident: Donna Miscolta

Seattle fiction writer Donna Miscolta (Mineral School ’18) is the author of When the De La Cruz Family Danced (Signal 8 Press) and Hola and Goodbye (Carolina Wren Press). The recipient of support from 4Culture and Artist Trust, with stories published in many journals, she recently learned her new fiction project, working-titled Angie Rubio Stories, will…

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Meet a Resident: Carina del Rosario

Carina del Rosario (2018) uses photography, digital media, and visual art to explore the human desire for community, and also the pull of solitude, for shrugging of ties that tangle and constrain. Whether working on specific projects about cultural communities and social issues or wandering streets around the world, she strives to capture people’s lives unfolding…

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2019 Residents Announced!

Mineral School made it to year five! In a competitive process that drew 320 applicants from throughout the United States and Canada, a panel of five Northwest writers, two filmmakers, and four artists — including three Mineral alumni — have selected a total of 20 talented writers and visual artists who will live and work in…

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Meet a Storyfinder: Warren Etheredge

Seattle-based screenwriter, film critic, film festival curator/programmer, and instructor Warren Etheredge plays an important role in the Northwest film scene. This May, he’ll visit Mineral School during our debut screenwriter residency to talk to screenwriting residents who join us from Bahrain, Denver, the San Francisco Bay Area, and metro Seattle. This residency is offered in…

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Meet a Resident: Anastacia-Renee

Anastacia-Renee (2018) a poet and performer based in Seattle, Washington, is a queer super-shero of color moonlighting as a writer, performance artist, and creative writing workshop facilitator. She has received awards and residencies from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Jack Straw, Ragdale, Artist Trust, Hugo House and Mineral School. In 2017-2018, she published three collections in a single…

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Meet an Artist: Rebecca S. Peterson

Rebecca S. Peterson came to Mineral School during 2016 as one of the vendors at our first annual summer art & craft fair. A former teacher, education masters graduate of University of Washington, and at the time of her visit a fashion student at New York Fashion Academy, she has spent the past few years…

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