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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: Dayna Patterson

Dayna Patterson’s creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in AGNI, Hotel Amerika, Crab Orchard Review, Passages North, POETRY, North American Review, Western Humanities Review, Sugar House Review, Zone 3, and others. She is the author of If Mother Braids a Waterfall (Signature Books, 2020), a hybrid collection of poetry and lyric essay that explores her Mormon ancestry and upbringing,…

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Meet a Resident: Corinne Manning

Corinne Manning is a prose writer and literary organizer. Their stories and essays have been published widely, including in Toward an Ethics of Activism and Shadow Map: An Anthology of Survivors of Sexual Assault. Corinne founded The James Franco Review, a project that sought to address implicit bias in the publishing industry. Corinne was a Mineral School resident in 2019. Kait…

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2020 Residents Announced!

We made it to year six — in time for a pandemic! Nonetheless, Mineral School, the “little residency that could” located in a former elementary school in a lake town near Mt. Rainier, is proud to announce The Class of 2020. In a competitive process that drew 238 applicants from throughout the United States and…

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Meet a Resident: Beth Pielert

Beth Pielert is a writer, director, and producer working across mediums that include gaming, television and documentary film. Pielert formed Good Film Works in 2001 while writing & directing Out of the Poison Tree for PBS, a documentary that explores truth and reconciliation for survivors of the Cambodian Genocide. Some of her credits include award-winning…

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Meet a Resident: Catherine Alice Michaelis

Catherine Alice Michaelis of Shelton, Washington joined Mineral School for our 2019 residency as the Mona Lisa Roberts fellow in visual art. Catherine is a book and paper artist whose work has been collected by 85 public institutions. She is also a curator and collaborative printmaker. Read more about her work at her website. Kait Heacock asked…

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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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