I'm delighted to have a poem forthcoming in the book Poems for the Solstice: Poems Honoring Farming and Nature. The book is available for pre-order here, and should be printed next month.
The latest issue of my newsletter, The Red Eft, can be read here, and it features poet Meghan Sterling (pictured below), along with some writing news, reading recommendations, a prompt, and more.
Earlier this month, I learned that River Teeth's Beautiful Things series had nominated my essay, "On Massachusetts General Hospital Reaching Out to Schedule Your Covid-19 Vaccine," for the "Best of the Net." Only two essays of the 52 published that year were selected, and I was honored that mine was chosen. You can sign up to receive River Teeth's Beautiful Things in your inbox every Monday (for free!).
I had the pleasure of working with Short Reads to publish a reprint of one of my flash essays, "This Washcloth," which was featured earlier this month. The illustration is by Anna Hall. Short reads is a wonderful new publication that delivers a flash nonfiction piece to your inbox each Wednesday (for free!) if you want to subscribe.
The Keepthings recently published a micro essay on my first husband Steve's mango vanilla shave cream. The Keepthings has a lovely premise of publishing short pieces about objects that our loved ones have left behind after they died. You can find The Keepthings website here (and sign up for their free newsletter to receive notifications when new pieces are published) and you can follow them on Instagram @thekeepthings.
I'm thrilled to be participating in the 17th Annual Statewide Caregiver's Conference happening on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, in Concord, NH. I'll be teaching my "Writing through Caregiving" workshop for conference participants. To learn more and register, click here.
I'm delighted to have this new flash nonfiction piece, Meditation: Moon, in Farmer-ish's final annual. I hope you'll take the time to check out some of the other pieces in this beautiful publication.
The July/August 2023 issue of The Red Eft is here! It features some writing updates, reading recommendations, a writing prompt, a fun homemade dye project, info on upcoming workshops, the fabulous writer Melanie Brooks, and more. Read more here.
I love teaching community writing workshops, and when I get to hold space for caregivers, it's especially meaningful for me. This fall, I am partnering with the Dempsey Center to offer a writing and journaling workshop for cancer caregivers, something I wish I had been able to access when I was caring for Steve. The workshop is being held virtually on December 7, 2023. You do need to be a Dempsey Center participant to sign up for this workshop, but you can learn more about the workshop and find out more about the Dempsey Center offerings and becoming a Dempsey Center client here.
The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is having a wonderful series of educational events put on by Chewonki during summer 2023. Learn about Maine owls and so much more at the Gardens this summer, and read about the series here. Photo courtesy of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
Sarah Kilch Gaffney lives and writes on a little piece of land in Maine.