Braiding Life into Art


At the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference back in April, I had the great pleasure of meeting Dinty Moore, editor of Brevity just before he facilitated a panel. I had the chance to tell him about Thread and he invited me to be a guest blogger for the Brevity Blog.

I was delighted to be asked because the assignment gave me a chance to think about what prompted some of the decisions that helped stitch Thread together. In today’s blog post, I write about the decision not to go with themes for Thread and why. Don’t miss the link to the first Thread video by Jasmine Huff.

My deep appreciation to Dinty for the chance to reflect on this and to spread the word about Thread, and to my friend and esteemed colleague Kate Hopper for introducing us.

Photo by Ellen Blum Barish (It’s the accidental photo referred to in the blog post.)