Author: inkwell

Making a Mess: Some Thoughts on Craft, Instinct, and George Saunders by Lissa Torres

Making a Mess: Some Thoughts on Craft, Instinct, and George Saunders by Lissa Torres

When was the last time a craft book was on the New York Times Bestseller list? Not sure, apart from George Saunders’ A Swim in a Pond in the Rain (2021). The book takes several classic Russian short stories and considers them from a writer’s […]

Interview with contributor Ezekiel Grabau

Interview with contributor Ezekiel Grabau

This past spring, with sat down with Ezekiel Grabau to talk about his story “Linoleum Tiles,” featured in our spring 2020 issue. 1) Where did you get the inspiration for “Linoleum Tiles?”  My inspiration for “Linoleum Tiles” came as always from my personal experience. I […]

Interview with Kaci Schneidawind

Interview with Kaci Schneidawind

This past spring, we sat down with Kaci Schneidawind to talk about her work featured in the spring 2020 issue of Inkwell. 1. Both of your published pieces in Inkwell are creative nonfiction essays. What draws you to writing in this genre?  I had never […]

Seeing That Child’s Smile, by Annaliese Emmons

Seeing That Child’s Smile, by Annaliese Emmons

Writer Commentary: In the spring semester of my sophomore year at Bethany, I was in a class called Reading As Writers Across Media, and in this class, we spent time reading various books, one of which was Mary Oliver’s American Primitive and that is where […]

The Power of Sports: ALDS Game 3, by Gabe Stoesz

The Power of Sports: ALDS Game 3, by Gabe Stoesz

This piece was written about a game Gabe attended in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally we feel rather nostalgic reading it today. *** MINNEAPOLIS–Ra-Ding! Ra-ding! My friend and I scan our tickets to enter Target Field’s right field plaza, security watching closely, greeters […]

Readers Wonder: Maren Thompson

Readers Wonder: Maren Thompson

In our “Readers Wonder” series, Bethany students sit down with our Inkwell contributors to talk about the writing process and the pieces that appear in our issues.  In this installment, Hannah and Tylan talk to Maren Thompson about her piece: “To a Constellation” which was published in […]

Readers Wonder: Karee Henrich

Readers Wonder: Karee Henrich

In our “Readers Wonder” series, Bethany students sit down with our Inkwell contributors to talk about the writing process and the pieces that appear in our issues.  In this installment, Doris talks to Karee Henrich about her piece: “Remember,” which was published in our Spring 2019 issue. Remember After […]

Readers Wonder: Amber Murry

Readers Wonder: Amber Murry

In our “Readers Wonder” series, Bethany students sit down with our Inkwell contributors to talk about the writing process and the pieces that appear in our issues.  In this installment, Karena talks to Amber Murry about her piece: “When a Mother Sings” which was published in our Spring 2019 issue. (Scroll to the bottom of this page to read Murry’s poem.) Hello, […]

Readers Wonder: Ezekiel Grabau

Readers Wonder: Ezekiel Grabau

In our “Readers Wonder” series, Bethany students sit down with our Inkwell contributors to talk about the writing process and the pieces that appear in our issues.  In this installment, Brooke and Paige talk to Ezekiel Grabau about his piece: “Ars Poetica with Whiskey or […]

#amreading: Abby Reed and Elli Gifferson

#amreading: Abby Reed and Elli Gifferson

In our #amreading series, we ask people to tell us about something they’ve read lately and what it got them thinking about. In this installment, Abby Reed and Elli Gifferson share.  Elli:  William Wordsworth’s 1802 poem “My Heart Leaps Up” (https://poets.org/poem/my-heart-leaps) is a Romantic masterpiece […]