Contributors, Leslie Vogel

Leslie Vogel

Leslie Vogel lives in Greenfield New Hampshire with her husband and partner, Fred Simmons. With their home organization, Folksoul Music, they have been bringing music of all kinds to the communities of the Monadnock Region and beyond for the past three decades.

As a child she spent summers with her family at the back end of Gregg Lake in Antrim where her parents built a rudimentary cabin. This was the beginning of her love for all things in nature.

When not actively playing music, Leslie spends her quiet time writing prose and poetry as part of an ongoing journal about life in New England.

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Berith Arragh Hogan, Contributors

Berith Arragh Hogan

Berith Arragh Hogan is a writer, a wife, and a mother raising her children alongside her husband in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Her first love in both reading and writing is realistic fiction, though she also very much appreciates the unique emotional outlet afforded by the personal essay. She is drawn to approaching personal essays with a similar language and structure as her fiction writing – finding a balm in applying metaphor and symbolism in the processing and retelling of her personal traumas. She is nearing completion of her first novel – but taking plenty of breaks to enjoy the more timely rewards of short-stories, essays, and poetry. More of her work is available at www.beritharraghhogan.com.

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Contributors, Elaine Reardon

Elaine Reardon

Elaine Reardon is a poet and herbalist. Her first chapbook, The Heart is a Nursery For Hope, won first honors from Flutter Press in 2016. Her second chapbook, Look Behind You, 2019, is about her family’s journey from immigration to assimilation.  Most recently Elaine’s writing was published by Pensive Journal, Naugatuck Journal, and several anthologies. Visit her website at www.elainereardon.wordpress.com.

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Contributors, Jennifer E. Tirrell

Jennifer E. Tirrell

With over 25 years of voluntary sector experience, Jennifer E. Tirrell has worked alongside many wonderful individuals serving the underserved across the United States and beyond, as well as numerous community organizations. She has planned and facilitated women’s studies and retreats, worked with youth groups and currently keeps company with a wonderful group of middle school age kids as their Assistant Running Coach. She loves to write and has hosted and encouraged groups in her home and community. You can learn more about Jennifer at her website: www.writingwithjet.com.

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Contributors, Janet Banks

Janet Banks

Janet Banks is a retired business executive and writer who is exploring the joys and challenges of aging in real time. Her personal essays have appeared on WBUR’s Cognoscenti, The Rumpus, and the Silver Birch Press. She has published in the Harvard Business Review and contributed commentary regarding career development to numerous publications.

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Contributors, Lori Douglas Clark

Lori Douglas Clark

Lori Douglas Clark was born and raised in Maine. After college she lived in Pennsylvania, working as a newspaper copy editor at the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader before moving to Fort Worth, Texas, where she was a copywriter for a public relations agency. More recently, she has worked at a public library and as a freelance journalist. She is happy to once again live in her native state, settling with her family in rural Readfield, Maine. Lori began writing poetry a year ago, when she took a poetry class through adult education, which happily has evolved into an informal writer’s group.

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