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The Make Meaning Podcast

Sep 22, 2023

Lynne Golodner first met Anne-Marie Oomen at Goddard College, where Lynne was beginning her MFA in Writing and Anne-Marie was graduating. A fellow Michigan resident who calls the forests and hills of the Lake Michigan shores her home, Anne-Marie serves on the board of Michigan Writers where Lynne is now in charge of Marketing. 

In this episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, host Lynne Golodner chats with Anne-Marie about teaching in the Solstice MFA program at LaSalle University and at Interlochen Center for the Arts, the backstory for As Long as I Know You: the Mom Book - which won the Sue William Silverman Prize for Creative Nonfiction - and honing your own voice.


In this episode, Lynne and Anne-Marie discuss: 

  • Family relationships

  • The power of observation and journaling

  • Writing routine

  • Imitating to find your voice

  • Writing communities

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Episode 137 - Christopher P. Locke - Breathtaking Essays & Stories

Episode 133 - Sara Henning - Poetry about Loss and Redemption

Episode 129 - Rosina Lippi - Author of the Wilderness Series

Episode 122 - Valoree Gagnon and Karena Schmidt - on the Food & Culture of Indigenous Gardens