I taught fiction basics to a group of middle schoolers last weekend. It was fun--really, it was. The kids were enthusiastic, strange, confused, excited, and scattered. But the thing that felt missing to me was the truth-telling.Read More
Whenever I teach writing at the Loft Literary Center, I am always amazed by the dedication of the students, the quality of the writing (based on sometimes crazy prompts), the bravery of the writers in sharing their messy first drafts, and the intensity of the discussions.
We have been told that the Twin Cities is one of the most literary metropolitan areas and, based on the people I see at the Loft, I can believe it.Read More