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 writer and herbalist. Her first chapbook, The Heart is a Nursery For Hope, won first honors from Flutter Press in 2016. Her newest poetry book, Look Behind You, was published by Flutter Press in September 2019. Most recently Elaine’s poetry has been published by UCLA Journal, Naugatuck River Review, North Dakota Quarterly, The Henniker Review, and similar journals. Elaine has been a feature on Dublin Ireland radio and local television, and she was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize. 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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Contributors, Cynthia Close

Cynthia Close

After several long and productive careers in the arts; MFA from Boston University, Dean of Admissions at The Art Institute of Boston, President of Documentary Educational Resources, a film distribution company, Cynthia Close is now focused on her final journey as a writer. Since 2009 to the present she has been contributing editor for DOCUMENTARY Magazine, contributing writer for Vermont Woman Magazine, and Art Editor for Mud Season Review, a Vermont-based literary and art journal. She also writes creative non-fiction in beautiful Burlington, Vermont with Ethel, her 100 lb St Bernard/Golden Retriever “puppy”.

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Contributors, Jamie Colburn

Jamie Colburn

Jamie Colburn is a photographer based out of Greenville, New Hampshire. His main focus is breathtaking landscapes, and an absolute love for wildlife of all varieties. He will never pass up a barn, especially if it’s red! His goal is to capture the beauty of New England and all it has to offer. You can view Jamie’s photography page on Facebook.

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