MN Writes Reads


Holiday Light? Holiday Dark? An Art to Change the World Celebration

The event will include an exhibition, affordable small works, Anya Achtenberg workshop, Borealis performance, food and beverages from Sen Yai

  • 11/01/2019


Allison Austin grew up in a rural environment near Dayton, Minnesota. As a 7-year-old, she spent hours crushing herbs and

  • 08/01/2019

Fragments of Military Service

I served 12 years active duty in the Air Force and was deployed to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield and

  • 06/01/2019

Creative Healing

When my art practice was in a slump in 2016, I attended the Women’s Art Institute at St. Catherine University

  • 02/01/2019

The Dance of Trust

For more than 40 years, I locked away sexual trauma I experienced as a child. A therapist suggested that I

  • 02/01/2019

Healing: Generational Trauma, The Chord Of Silence

TRIGGER WARNING: This is a story, among other things, about childhood sexual abuse My ancestry is a crazy quilt —

  • 02/01/2019

Healing in the Community of Women

Trigger warning: This story is the first-person story of a woman who survived sexual assault. It was 50 years ago

  • 01/01/2019

Care. Less. Whispers.

Mama told me I was “tender hearted.” I nursed wounded pets to health and vitality. I cried for sad friends

  • 05/01/2018

BookShelf: Losing My Baby

First contractions Shannon: I finally sat down, after sweeping the floor and washing the dishes. My stomach was rumbling, but

  • 02/01/2018

50 by 50

Pat, pat, pat.  They were married in 1996. He passed away from illness in 2000. He had been sick for

  • 07/01/2016