#22: 5 New Essays + Miller Art = Your Longridge Review

P.S. And the #BarnhillPrize is open for submissions!

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Creative Nonfiction, #22, Spring 2022

Catherine Con, Mangifera IndicaBrad Gibault, The Myth of PatMark Lucius, When You Wish Upon a StarBeverley Stevens, A Proper Sunday LunchMarianne Worthington, Young and Red-headed

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The Spring issue is live, and the #BarnhillPrize is open. Life is good!

Catherine Con is back with another lush mystery-tinged narrative; this time her words bring us into a sensuous, dream-like meditation on wild mangoes. Brad Gibault leverages both humor and Greek mythology to explore his relationship with his school bus driver, Pat. Mark Lucius brings us back to witness how, at 10 years old, he faced more grown-up ethical decisions than have some adults and changed the athletic resumes of more than one person. Beverley Stevens sets a place for us at her grandmother’s formal dining table. Marianne Worthington

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Sonja Livingston to Judge 2022 #BarnhillPrize Contest

This project started here on Esse Diem over a decade ago with Anne’s essay, “Winter Solstice.” Submissions open June 1 for the 2022 #BarnhillPrize.

TheBarnhill Prizehonors Anne Clinard Barnhill’s generous spirit of support for all who love to read and write; her lifelong empathy with those who mine their childhood experience to understand themselves now; the natural vulnerability in her compelling prose and poetry; and her boundless generosity in sharing her writing passions with the world.

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We are thrilled to announce that Sonja Livingston will award the 2022 Anne C. Barnhill Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Personal note from EDG: I studied with Sonja at #WVWCMFA when she was a visiting professor. She is warm, brilliant, and humble. I am so pleased she said yes! She also created a delightful and insightful series of interviews on her YouTube channel, The Memoir Cafe. Go there and subscribe.

Sonja is an associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, and teaches in the Postgraduate Program at Vermont…

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