Sarah Hunter Simanson Published by Salon
by Writing Workshops Staff
6 months ago
Congratulations to workshop student Sarah Hunter Simanson! Her personal essay "Please tell me about your delayed flight" was published by Salon.
You can read Sarah's piece here and learn a bit more about her work below.
Describe your work (influences, interests, etc.) and what you're working on now:
I have my MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and I just finished my first YA novel. While I've been querying, I've enjoyed taking writing classes in other areas and working on personal essays. I've also found that studying topics like food and travel have influenced my fiction, strengthening my settings and scene writing.
What are your short term (1 year) and long term writing goals (5 years from now)?
My short term goal is to write essays that are meaningful to me and try to find a home for them. Long term, I hope to get an agent and eventually publish my YA novel.
What classes did you take at Writing Workshops?
I took Diana Spechler's Travel & Food, and I'm currently taking Jill Talbot's Grieving the Quotidian.
What did you enjoy most about your class(es) with Writing Workshops? Do you have a favorite memory?
I looked forward to the reading assignments each week, and I loved how Diana Spechler integrated the readings into her lecture, dissecting the craft elements and themes.
BIO: Sarah Hunter Simanson received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her writing has appeared in Salon, Romper, HuffPost, and The Daily Memphian. She is currently working on her first novel. You can follow her on Twitter here.