For the past year and a half, my family has been struggling with the aftermath of long COVID. Last week, I published this essay, Parenting with Long COVID Is the Nightmare No One Talks About, in Tiny Beans. It was a hard topic to explore, but I hope other families affected by Long COVID and other devastating chronic illnesses feel a little less alone when they read it.
The latest issue of my newsletter, The Red Eft, is here! It has a couple summertime recipes, some writing updates and reading recommendations, a science fact from my eldest daughter, and it also features a profile of the wonderful Jena Schwartz, queen of writing prompts and hanging with her adorable English bulldog below.
I'm teaming up with the Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area to offer a "Writing through Grief" workshop on the evening of August 3, 2022. Details below!
The latest issue of my newsletter, The Red Eft, is here! It features writer Nick Regiacorte and his new book of poems, American Massif, some writing and volunteer updates, reading recommendations, a handful of rhubarb recipes, and some goat facts from Zoe. You can read the newsletter here.
I'm so happy to have four poems published in Issue 14 of Grist: A Journal for the Literary Arts. My poems "Abridged," "Hermitage," "Hibernal," and "Refrain" just arrived along with tons of wonderful work by other poets and writers.
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) recently started a project called Read & Loved which "spotlights hidden gems by Maine writers." Taryn Bowe, the Associate Director of MWPA, recently selected my essay, "Winter Song," to be featured in Read & Loved. You can read Taryn's comments in the Read & Loved post here. Anyone can submit to Read & Loved, so if you love a piece of writing by a Maine author, you can learn more about the process and submit here.
May is Stroke Awareness Month (it also happens to be Brain Tumor Awareness Month), and through my brain injury work, I was recently invited to have a conversation with Ralph Preston, a stroke survivor, brain injury advocate, and videographer, to talk about brain injury and the power of telling and sharing stories. You can find the recording here.
My latest newsletter is here, and it has a new name: the Red Eft. What on earth is a red eft? Read on to find out. This issue features artist and writer Emily Knowles, a couple recipes, writing updates, and reading recommendations, as well as a tree fact from Zoe. Happy reading!
My latest newsletter has arrived. It features Andrea Lani's forthcoming book, "Uphill Both Ways: Hiking toward Happiness on the Colorado Trail," a tiny cat knitting pattern from Ravelry, some reading recommendations, and more! You can find the newsletter here. Want to receive the newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here.
Sarah Kilch Gaffney lives and writes on a little piece of land in Maine.