How and Why to Edit an Anthology

Books given the label "anthology" are generally underrated, but they have such great potential to create community and conversation. Jane Friedman was kind enough to let me expand my thoughts about how and why I've spent the past few years editing an anthology, including some practical tips for potential editors out there, here on her blog. Thanks, Jane! 

Winter Writing & Yoga Retreat

Our dates are set for our annual writing & yoga retreat in the beautiful forests of Bainbridge Island's Islandwood. I will lead reflective, generative writing sessions to ground us in the new year, and Emily Trenker will lead gentle, soul-satisfying yoga sessions to meld mind and body. Noursihing food and nature will be in abundance. And having our retreats at Islandwood helps support their top-notch, hands-on science and environmental education for elementary school kids around the region. Join us! January 26-28, 2018. For more info, email me. 

Thank you, Lesley Hazelton.

After a reading many years ago at the Seattle Public Library in Ballard, Lesley Hazelton approached me and gave me the kind of boost of confidence every young writer needs. The essay she heard, and some others she later read, became the groundwork for the forthcoming anthology This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home. To Lesley, and every established writer who has the generosity of heart and spirit to help a young writer along her path, thank you

I could read Margot Kahn all day. Her writing is so masterly and so addictive – a deceptively gentle addiction that has you firmly in its grip long before you realize it. She gets us literally where we live – home – opening out the familiar into an unexpected realm of grace.

- Lesley Hazleton