Episode #39 Rachel Thompson

By Kim Davids Mandar

Rachel Thompson shares insights from her experience in helping emerging writers find their voice, their story, and writing goals. A seasoned poet, essayist and editor, Rachel generously explores a range of topics including the role of fear in writing, the political nature of writing, and a personal glimpse into her intercultural marriage. Rachel reminds us of the Growing Room Literary Festival coming up in March, and the next LitMagLove online course, beginning in May. This version of the recording includes a glimpse into her memoir project, a personal setback that informed her writing journey, and her impending family move to Egypt.

If you are a writer interested in learning more about what editors are looking for, listen to Rachel’s Lit Mag Love Podcast.

Here’s the piece Rachel referenced from Alicia Elliot

Here’s a link to Rachel’s first book, Galaxy, published in 2011 by Anvil Press

Music for today’s episode generously contributed by Scott Brown, a PhD Candidate in Capacity Development at The University of Guelph.

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