Kirsten Voris is a featured essayist in the recently released anthology Expat Sofra (Alfa). Available in Turkish and English editions, this follow up to Tales from the Expat Harem (2006) features 33 essays by foreign women residing in Turkey who write about food: eating it, being healed by it, and learning to appreciate Turkish food culture. Each essay is accompanied by a recipe.
We are happy to announce that past contributor Kirsten Voris from Issue 18 will be a speaker for the 2018 HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers! Voris will be speaking on the “Writing Life after 40” panel. She was also interviewed for HippoCamp’s Conference “speaker preview” blog post series. Congratulations Kirsten!
We are happy to announce that Kirsten Voris took third place in the 2018 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards in non-fiction for her story, “With Vampires, There Were Rules.” The full announcement can be read online at Tuscon Festival of Books.
We are happy to announce that SR contributor, Kirsten Voris, was one of fourteen semi-finalists in Hippocampus Magazine’s 2017 The Remember in November Contest. In addition to making the top fourteen, “Swimming with Headscarf Ladies” is also featured in Hippocampus’s December issue of 2017.
Today we are pleased to feature author Kirsten Voris as our Authors Talk series contributor. In her podcast, Kirsten discusses her discovery of the different stories you can tell you about yourself. She reveals, “When I choose a version of reality to sell in an essay, what I’m really doing is selling the idea to myself. I’m deciding what kind of a story I want to tell me about myself.” Kirsten also discusses her process, her writing partner, and how she’s learned that “not writing is essential to writing.”
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