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How it All Started

Post originally appeared on http://www.klgallagher.com, August 2021 Opportunity has a way of poking its head out when you least expect it. For me, it happened in July 2020. I was doom scrolling on Facebook when I came across an auction to help a Lesfic author in need of a medical procedure. Numerous wonderfully supportive Lesfic… Continue reading How it All Started

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The One-on-One Difference You’ll Get at the Writing Academy

As a student at the Golden Crown Literary Society's Writing Academy, you'll have access to an amazing education. You'll also have the opportunity to gain one-on-one mentorship through the Academy's unique mentorship program, which pairs you with an experienced author who will read your work, provide thoughtful feedback, and answer your questions as you continue… Continue reading The One-on-One Difference You’ll Get at the Writing Academy

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Getting to Know: Cas Taylor

Cas Taylor (she/her, they/them) is an award-winning Pacific Northwest-based queer indigenous creator with ties to the Nisqually Valley and the Iñupiat people of Alaska's north slope. They are also the Writing Academy's creative content consultant. They grew up in Olympia, WA, where long soggy weekends meant days spent inside watching old films on a small… Continue reading Getting to Know: Cas Taylor

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Getting to Know: Joy Van Stralen

Joy Van Stralen lives in the interior of British Columbia with her wife and their cat, Lordo Gordo. An avid mucker-abouter, Joy dabbles in a lot of things that pique her interest. When she comes across something excellent, she sticks to it, which is how she became the Writing Academy video manager years ago. Joy graduated from… Continue reading Getting to Know: Joy Van Stralen

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Getting to Know: Finnian Burnett

Finnian Burnett is a professor, a writer, and a lifelong learner. They’re a doctoral student at Murray State University and an MFA instructor with Southern New Hampshire University. Finn has run the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Writing Academy since 2015 and served as the Director of Education for several years. Under their former name, Beth… Continue reading Getting to Know: Finnian Burnett

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Getting to Know: Karelia Stetz-Waters

Karelia has taught writing for fifteen years, including ten years as tenured faculty at Linn-Benton Community College in Oregon. She loves watching her students find their voices. She believes in the power of writing to transform lives. She writes every day and encourages her students to do the same. Her mantra as a teacher and a… Continue reading Getting to Know: Karelia Stetz-Waters

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Getting to Know: Anna Burke

Anna Burke is the Writing Academy Director of Education. She is also the award-winning author of Compass Rose, Thorn, Nottingham, Night Tide, and Spindrift. Her latest novel, Sea Wolf, will be released by Bywater Books in July 2021. She teaches creative writing at Emerson College, where she received her MFA. When she is not reading,… Continue reading Getting to Know: Anna Burke

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Getting to Know: Sheree L. Greer

Let's give a warm welcome to Sheree L. Greer! Sheree will be joining the Writing Academy during the 2021-2022 academic year! Sheree L. Greer is a text-based artist and educator living in Tampa, Florida. She is a Yaddo and Ragdale Rubin Fellow, Astraea Lesbian Foundation grantee, and is the author of two novels, Let the Lover Be (a Rainbow… Continue reading Getting to Know: Sheree L. Greer

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Q&A Three-way with Tagan, Kate, & Cade

Three current Writing Academy students, Tagan Shepard, Kate Gavin, and Cade Haddock Strong, have stories in Bella Books’s upcoming romantic anthology, Save the Date. They’re here to answer questions about all things anthology, including what it was like to be part of Save the Date. Why an anthology? TS: We started this project in the… Continue reading Q&A Three-way with Tagan, Kate, & Cade

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Giving Back and Looking Forward

During this Pride month, the Writing Academy wants to take time to recognize the generosity of our graduates. So many of our past students have come back to offer their time to the Writing Academy and to each other.  Giving back to emerging writers is important. Everyone at the academy spends time mentoring other writers… Continue reading Giving Back and Looking Forward