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  1. THE V-WORD: RivetedLit post & giveaway

    March 24, 2016 by Kiersi

    Today I have a really extra-special surprise for everyone. I’m giving away a copy of a beautiful, powerful anthology that I was lucky enough to be a part of called THE V-WORD.

    The V-Word

    Yes, I took a photo of it on my bed, for thematic quality.

    THE V-WORD was spearheaded and edited by the thoughtful, talented Amber J. Keyser. This anthology meets a need that desperately needs filling—a need for real experiences from real women about what it’s like to have sex for the first time.

    Having my essay included in THE V-WORD has been a huge gift for me—a way to explore and process my own experience with messy first-time sex, and to pass what I’ve learned on to younger women in a world that often refuses to be straight or frank with them.

    I was even given the privilege of writing a blog post, titled “Writing Compassion Into Truth,” about what it was like to write for THE V-WORD, over on Riveted LitThis was an important post for me to write. My first experience was not pretty or pleasant, and it was easy to blame it on myself. (more…)

  2. Wordstock 2011: Day One

    October 9, 2011 by Kiersi

    Oct. 8, 2011 – Wordstock practically has its own flavor. When you walk in the doors of the Oregon Convention Center on that crisp Saturday morning in early October, the air tastes like Wordstock. It’s a mix of musky book pages and unwashed masses, authors in sweatshirts and smiling volunteers. It’s a place where the lovers of fiction, writers and readers alike, gather to celebrate the written word.

    Workshop 1: Kicking Butt & Chewing Bubble Gum: Writing for Teenage Boys (David Walker)

    There isn’t an audience out there with a mightier distaste for reading than teenage boys. I know this not because David told me; but because I was once a teenage girl with more male friends than thread count in my sheets. (more…)