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Christi Craig · 2d ago

Q&A with Lynn Sloan, author of This Far Isn’t Far Enough

“Right here, I’m laying you down, Momma,” I say, but I don’t feel anything important, just unbearably tired. I start to sing, “Precious Jesus, let me live my life in thee,” and lift the urn ...
Christi Craig · 1W ago

Remington Roundup:First Drafts, a Book Festival, & Forest Avenue Press

I’m fresh off of teaching my online course, Flash Nonfiction I, and spending four weeks with an awesome group of women writers, so this week I’m recalibrating, recalculating, & settling back...
Christi Craig · 2W ago

Suzanne Conboy-Hill: The Audio/Book that isn’t an audio-book.

I can’t always trace back to the day I met a particular writer, especially when that writer lives overseas and the furthest east I’ve ever travelled is Massachusetts, years before I took my ...
Christi Craig · 3W ago

Why I Write: Then and Now

Why is she driven to tell the tale? Usually it’s to go back and recover some lost aspect of the past so it can be integrated into current identity. ~ Mary Karr, The Art of Memoir THEN In the...
Christi Craig · 4W ago

Q&A with Yvonne Stephens, author of The Salt Before It Shakes

This winter, I will haul out summer / from the chest freezer / tart cherries to suck on, to make pie. // You and I are omnivorous– / even bitter fruit, somehow, / sustains us.” ~ from “Give ...
Christi Craig · 1M ago

Your Next #Writing Move

In teaching courses online, I’ve been asked about the options of creating an outside opportunity for connecting during the course or even after the course. Some suggestions have included set...
Christi Craig · 1M ago

Quotables: Crank It Out.

In the beginning, when there are zero pages, you have to cheer yourself into cranking stuff out, even if it later lands on the cutting room floor. Each page takes you somewhere you need to t...
Christi Craig · 1M ago

Remington Roundup: #Watch, #Listen, #Learn

The temps outside are just about awful. I am fully layered, still wearing a house hat, and still pausing in front of every heating vent I pass. So, this is as good a time as any to hunker do...
Christi Craig · 1M ago

#AmReading, #AmEditing: THEN and NOW, the next anthology by the Writers at Harwood Place

Stories from THEN, essays on NOW, poetry in between. “I entered this house a new baby, coming home from the hospital in 1922. I wonder how many people have planted trees and built rock garde...
Christi Craig · 2M ago

Author Q&A: Carol Wobig, The Collected Stories

“‘Ginny,’ I whispered into the darkness. ‘Ginny.’ I was no longer Mother Adalbert, Addie, superior of a community of two thousand women. Drunks and hordes of mosquitos were my community now....