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March 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM PDT
Mineral School presents new fiction from four recent fellows: Katrina Carrasco, Leanne Dunic, Samantha Frank, and Suzanne Warren. Mineral School offers both an overnight artists residency program as well as public art events from a classic 1947 elementary school in a lake town near Mt. Rainier. For more information about Mineral School or their residency programs, visit http://mineral-school.org/.
Katrina Carrasco’s short stories have appeared in Witness, Post Road, and other journals. Her nonfiction can be found at LitHub, Crime Reads, and elsewhere. She has been awarded time at residencies including Yaddo, Jentel, Lighthouse Works and Mineral School. In 2017 Katrina received a Grants for Artist Projects award from Artist Trust. Her debut novel, The Best Bad Things, was published in 2018 by MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The book won a Shamus Award for Best First Novel, and was a finalist in the Washington State Book Awards and the Lambda Literary Awards. Katrina is currently writing a new novel.
Leanne Dunic was a child growing up on Vancouver Island when she first started dreaming about Paul McCartney. Those dreams led her to words and music, arms reaching for instruments, random library discoveries, and an opportunity to make you laugh. She transgresses genre and form to produce projects such as To Love the Coming End (Book*hug/Chin Music Press 2017) and The Gift (Book*hug 2019). She is the leader of The Deep Cove, and lives on the unceded and occupied traditional territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh people.
Samantha Frank is an educator who writes both fiction and poetry and her work has appeared in Ms. Magazine, Grow Northwest Magazine, Yes! Magazine, and Cotton Xenomorph. Her poetry leans into the challenges of motherhood, dating, and cultivating a meaningful life in the midst of it all. She is at work on hr first novel, Speaking Rabbit, set in 1916 Everett, Washington. She recently completed her MFA from Pacific University.
Suzanne Warren is a fiction writer and essayist currently at work on a manuscript of linked stories called The Country of Husbands. She has published or will soon publish in Gulf Coast, Post Road, Narrative, The Cincinnati Review, Memorious, Prague Review, and elsewhere, and is also a Pushcart Prize nominee. She has been awarded residencies at Mineral School, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Ucross Foundation.