Where Learned Poems, Loved Books and Lost Friends Live

by Julie Riddle I miss Laura Bloxham. She died in November 2019, and even though she had coped with significant health issues for years, her death was still unexpected. After she had become homebound, I would visit her every few weeks. Our wide-ranging discussions would always include books: what we were reading and planned to … Continue reading Where Learned Poems, Loved Books and Lost Friends Live

CNF Editor Offers Advice to R&S Submitters

Rock & Sling's Creative Nonfiction editor, Julie Riddle, recently corresponded with writer Dawn Claflin about what R&S seeks in an essay. Check out Claflin's blog post on the conversation. Riddle is the craft-essay editor for Brevity. She works as senior writer for marketing and development at Whitworth University, and is associate editor of Whitworth Today magazine. Her memoir, The Solace of Stones: Finding … Continue reading CNF Editor Offers Advice to R&S Submitters

How Beachcombing and Book-Combing Brought Summer Back

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by Julie Riddle Once the carefree summer days of my youth (floating the stream that winked past our house, playing baseball on a freshly mown field, tanning at the lake, my skin shiny with baby oil) gave way to the horrors of adulthood (global warming, suspicious-looking moles, wrinkles), summer became my least favorite season. A … Continue reading How Beachcombing and Book-Combing Brought Summer Back

R&S Editors and Contributors Share Summer Camp Stories

Summer's in full swing. Here at R&S headquarters, we're seeking out the shade and waiting for tomatoes. Summer's also prime time for camp. How To Pack for Church Camp, an online anthology of creative nonfiction about summer camp, is edited by R&S web editor Nicole Sheets and features work from several R&S folks. Check out: … Continue reading R&S Editors and Contributors Share Summer Camp Stories

Congratulations To Rock & Sling Nonfiction Editor Julie Riddle

Huge congratulations are in order for Julie Riddle, nonfiction editor for Rock & Sling. Riddle's memoir was chosen for the American Lives Series from the University of Nebraska Press. The series is edited by Tobias Wolff, and the book is slated for publication in 2016. Read more about the book here.  Julie is the craft-essay editor for Brevity. She works as senior writer … Continue reading Congratulations To Rock & Sling Nonfiction Editor Julie Riddle