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  • Writers Who Dare! Write, photo by Charissa Uemura

    Date: 2017.10.09 | Category: How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse, Writers Who Dare | Response: 0

  • Chris Stark, Writer Who Dares!

    Date: 2017.08.01 | Category: Writers Who Dare | Response: 0

    Chris Stark

    Chris Stark

    “Crazy” essay by Chris Stark:  How Dare We! Write, edited by Sherry Quan Lee

    Chris Stark’s memoir essay addresses how viewing as “crazy” the
    ideas, experiences, and foundations of writing outside of the
    whitemalenorm limits, silences, and marginalizes many writers of
    color. Stark discusses how her first novel, Nickels: A Tale of
    Dissociation, breaks down sentence structure, punctuation, language,
    and style to authentically convey the intersectionality of the protagonist’s
    multiple marginalized identities.

    Recorded Readings



    Acclaim for NICKLES, Chris Stark, Modern History Press

    “Christine Stark has crafted a language and a diction commensurate with the shredding of consciousness that is a consequence of childhood sexual abuse. She brings us a wholly original voice in a riveting novel of desperation and love. Nickels is narrated by Miss So And So, as her mother names her, from the ages of 4 to 26, a character so compelling I never wanted to stop hearing from her. She names herself crazy girl, but the reader sees a different truth: there’s humor and cunning and ferocious love alive in those who survive. Stark enables the reader to inhabit the intricacy and chaos of this potent inner landscape, and we have not seen this before. Every sentence vibrates with a terrible beauty. Every sentence brings the news.”

    —Patricia Weaver Francisco, author of  Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery

  • Three Writers Who Dare! How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse)

    Date: 2017.06.19 | Category: How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse, Writers Who Dare | Response: 2

    “Sagirah Shahid is a Minneapolis, Minnesota based poet. Known for her dynamic storytelling abilities, her writing often reflects upon her upbringing as an African American Muslim woman. She has received awards for her writing from the Jerome Foundation, the Loft Literary Center, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the National Endowment for the Arts.”

    Follow Sagirah on twitter @SagirahS




    William S. Yellowrobe, Jr.

  • MURDER ON THE RED RIVER by Marcie Rendon

    Date: 2017.06.13 | Category: How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse, Writers Who Dare | Response: 0

    Marcie R. Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Anishinabe Nation. She is a mother, grandmother, writer, and performance artist. A recipient of the Loft’s Inroads Writers of Color Award for Native Americans, she studied under Anishinabe author Jim Northrup. Her first children’s book is Pow Wow Summer (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2014). Murder on the Red River is her debut novel.

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Artist Statement

Sherry Quan Lee approaches writing as a community resource and as culturally based art of an ordinary everyday practical aesthetic. Lee is a Community Instructor at Metropolitan State University (Intro to Creative Writing, Advanced Creative Writing), and has taught at Intermedia Arts, and the Loft Literary Center. She is the author of A Little Mixed Up, Guild Press, 1982 (second printing), Chinese Blackbird, a memoir in verse, published 2002 by the Asian American Renaissance, republished 2008 by Loving Healing Press, and How to Write a Suicide Note: serial essays that saved a woman’s life, Loving Healing Press, 2008.





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