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Zu Vincent: Good Writing Takes Time, Sometimes a Lifetime

by Erica Valdez For the fourth installment of our WordSpring 2015 interviews, The Haberdasher caught up with novelist Zu Vincent. National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson says Vincent’s novel The Lucky Place, “takes your breath—then gently hands it back to you again,” and Vincent’s annual holiday fiction, published by the Chico News & Review, is … Continue reading

Erin McCabe: Write The Story You Want To Read

by Jasmeen Bassi I had the great pleasure of interviewing Erin McCabe, author of the novel I Shall Be Near To You, which follows Rosetta, a strong willed woman who disguises herself as a man to fight alongside her husband in the Civil War. There aren’t enough strong female heroines in literature. Especially, when it … Continue reading

Ken Letko: The Mulch Pile and Germinating the Next Project

by Alexis Butcher In the second installment of our WordSpring 2015 interviews, The Haberdasher is pleased to spotlight award-winning poet Ken Letko. Letko will be leading both a poetry and a publishing workshop at this year’s conference, on Saturday, April 25th. When he isn’t being nominated for the Pushcart Prize by both The North American … Continue reading

Pam Houston: Glimmers

by Jodi Scheer Hernandez Spring Session has started and things are busy for author, speaker, teacher, Pam Houston. Though her moments to give away are likely rare, Pam was gracious in accepting my invitation for an email interview in anticipation of her upcoming appearance at the WordSpring creative writing conference later this month. I became … Continue reading

Susan Wooldridge Wanders Through Scrambled Meadows of Wordmotes

by Jeanne Walleman Residing in northern California has a maddening amount of rewards, and one of them is the wealth of poets and writers (actually, artists of all kinds) living around us. In the last of our interviews with WordFire 2014 presenters, poet Susan Wooldridge speaks of poetry, living in northern California, and writing. Wooldridge … Continue reading

Zu Vincent: The Interplay of Creative and Critical

by Pavan Atwal Talented writers are easy to find, but writers who are talented and have an immeasurable amount of passion are much more difficult to come by. I received the honor of interviewing the accomplished and intelligent Zu Vincent on April 21, 2014 . Vincent has written numerous short stories and novels, including her … Continue reading

Kathryn Gessner: ‘With Poetry, There is Joy’

by Chloe Butcher Kathryn Gessner will be a poetry workshop leader at the Wordfire 2014 creative writing conference at Butte College, Saturday, April 26. She received her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas, and then moved to the west coast to become a teacher at Shasta College. Gessner’s poetry has appeared in … Continue reading

Carrie Gordon Watson: Music, Magical Realism & ‘Stories that Engage or Enrage’

by Pavan Atwal On April 18, 2014 I was given the honor of interviewing the brilliant Carrie Gordon Watson, who will be leading the “I Know Vampires, And You, Sir, Are No Vampire” workshop at this year’s Wordfire Conference on April 26th at Butte College. Watson has many accomplishments under her belt, with many more to … Continue reading

Dan O’Brien: Editor, Writer, Storyteller

by Chloe Butcher The other day I had the pleasure of conversing with the extremely talented Dan O’Brien. He is an editor, writer, and publisher. Saturday, April 26, O’Brien will be a workshop leader and panelist at the WordFire creative writing conference, hosted by Butte College. Before O’Brien became the founder and editor-in-chief of Amalgam … Continue reading

The Haberdasher sits down with two of Floodplane’s Editor’s Prize Winners: Finn Kraemer and Linda Serrato

  As announced last week, the Winter/Spring 2013 issue of Floodplane is now available! If you haven’t had the chance to check it out, do so now. You won’t regret it. Featuring a mix of subjects and styles, the resulting collection is a snapshot of contemporary literature. To celebrate Floodplane’s inaugural edition, The Haberdasher caught … Continue reading