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.
The latest issue of my newsletter, The Red Eft, is here. The May/June issue features fellow writer Karen DeBonis, some writing updates and reading recommendations, news about grief camp, a sweater pattern, a tree fact from Zoe, and much more!
I will be volunteering at Camp Ray of Hope this year, and I'll be offering a "Writing through Grief" workshop as part of the programming. Writing and journaling can be incredibly helpful tools when we are living through the loss of a loved one, and this workshop is designed to help participants explore different writing techniques.
Camp Ray of Hope is a weekend retreat for individuals and families from Maine who are grieving the death of a loved one. Childcare and scholarships are available.
My latest newsletter is here with updates, recipes, the lovely Sofia Ali-Khan and her new book, a tree fact from Z, and much more!
I'm so happy to share that my brief essay, "On Massachusetts General Hospital Reaching Out to Schedule your Covid-19 Vaccine," was featured in River Teeth's Beautiful Things today. I've admired this collection for years, and it's wonderful to contribute to it.
I'm honored to share that Farmer-ish has nominated my essay, Winter Song, for a Pushcart Prize. Here's the first part of editor Crystal Sands' introduction to the nominations for 2022, and you can read all the wonderful nominees' work (and the rest of Crystal's kind words) here.
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!
Sarah Kilch Gaffney lives and writes on a little piece of land in Maine.