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Diane Wilson presents “Beyond the Mentorship: Emerging Writers Reading & Discussion”

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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East Side Freedom Library invites you to a reading and conversation:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7 to 8:30pm

Diane Wilson presents “Beyond the Mentorship: Emerging Writers Reading & Discussion”

It is essential for us as a literary community to support emerging voices, but the process can be isolating and disheartening. Join Diane Wilson and three emerging writers from the Loft Mentorship program who will read from works in progress and discuss their work/writing process.

Diane Wilson (Dakota) is a prose writer who uses personal experience to illustrate broader social and historical context. She has published two books including a memoir, Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past and a nonfiction book, Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life. Wilson is the Executive Director for the Dream of Wild Health farm in Hugo, MN, and a 2013 Bush Foundation Fellow. Wilson was recently honored with a “50 Over 50” award.

Hallie Wiederholt was a finalist for the 2018 National Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Adrienne, and elsewhere. She was a Poetry Fellow in the 2017-2018 Loft Mentor Series and is the Assistant Poetry Editor for Midway Journal.

Joan Maeda Trygg has published essays in Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women, Journal of the Asian American Renaissance, and the 2017 Saint Paul Almanac. She was chosen for the 2017-2018 Loft Mentor series and the 2013 Beyond the Pure Grant from Intermedia Arts. In 2011, she participated in Ghost Stories: Five Women Writers Read Works on Historical Trauma, a series of public readings. She lives in St. Paul.

Jasmin Ziegler graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She currently teaches at Anoka Ramsey Community College in Minnesota. Her work appears in Whiskey Island, Dream Pop Press, Rogue Agent, Poetry City, USA, and is forthcoming in Midway Journal. She was selected as one of the 2017-2018 fellows for the Loft Mentor Series in Poetry. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner and their son.

Claire Comstock-Gay is a fiction and nonfiction writer living in Saint Paul. She writes for New York Magazine’s The Cut and is working on her first book, which will be published by Harper in 2020.

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October 17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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