Lauren Bender

An Anchor in Human Existence

Lauren Bender interviews
Florence Sunnen

 

Former editor-in-chief Lauren Bender interviews fiction author Florence Sunnen about how she creates the characters in her stories, her literary influences, her experiences as an MFA student and more…Read more

we never know where our drops may lead

Lauren Bender and Bette Jane Camp interview
Suzanne Benton

 

Our editor-in-chief Lauren Bender and interviews editor Bette Jane Camp recently had this exchange with Suzanne Benton, featured artist from our Volume 2 print issue. Here’s what she had to say about her lifelong journey as an artist, her world travels, her passion for learning and passing on the stories of other cultures through her art, and the ways in which feminism intersects with her artistic practices…Read more

stitching thoughts together

Lauren Bender interviews
Abi Newhouse

 

Our editor-in-chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Abi Newhouse, our Issue #30 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her inspirations, the challenges and rewards of writing about family, and her experiences in writing courses and workshops… Read more

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master a body of knowledge

Lauren Bender interviews
Emily Alice Katz

 

Our editor-in-chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Emily Alice Katz, our Issue #30 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, the joy of being part of a writing community, and the inspiration behind her short story “The Italian Dance”… Read more

I see the world through stories

Lauren Bender interviews
Constance Renfrow

 

Our editor-in-chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Constance Renfrow, our Issue #34 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her revision philosophy, her inspiration for “The Lady of the House,” and the balance of talent versus hard work in writing… Read more

confront our deepest fears and write about them

Lauren Bender interviews
Noelle Q. de Jesus

 

Our editor in chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Noelle Q. de Jesus, our Issue #28 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, her experiences in workshops, and her inspiration for the short story “Wanting.”… Read more

have a voice and let it be heard

Maria Genovese and Lauren Bender interview
J. Drew Lanham

 

Our nonfiction editor Maria Genovese and editor-in-chief Lauren Bender had this exchange with J. Drew Lanham, featured nonfiction author for our Volume 3 print issue. Here’s what he had to say about his editing process, hope as a natural resource, and his goals for the future…. Read more

we learn how to build better stories

Our fiction editor Natasha Mieszkowski and editor-in-chief Lauren Bender had this exchange with Benjamin Hale, featured fiction author for our Volume 3 print issue. Here’s…

minimal space and more precise details

Lauren Bender interviews
Meredith Boe

 

Our editor in chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Meredith Boe, our Issue #27 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about the differences between writing flash and long form, her typical writing process, and how she utilizes feedback from workshops…. Read more

veracity to the core

Lauren Bender interviews
Vi Khi Nao

 

Our editor in chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Vi Khi Nao, our Issue #26 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about authenticity in literature, her philosophy of revision, and her love of writing in different forms and genres…. Read more