I love making a good, long read, so much so that I went to journalism school and narrative writing school. I have a B.A. in journalism and media production from the University of Iowa and an MFA in fiction/narrative from Hamline University.
Some of my favorites:
• A Mpls.St.Paul Magazine feature on Lanesboro’s John Davis (above) who secured $1.1 million dollars of arts-based grant money for a town with 754 people.
• A Star-Tribune feature on an Iowa town’s reaction to the book about its meth problem.
• A Gustavus Quarterly feature on alum Marissa Brandt, a Korean adoptee who returned to help lead the women’s Korean Olympic Hockey Team.
• I also love to commission and edit a good essay, like this one from travel writer Aaron Teasdale on being “out there.”
• I also love a good Q&A.