Melanie Hoffert is the author of Prairie Silence: A Memoir (Beacon Press, 2013). She grew up on a farm near Wyndmere, North Dakota, where she spent her childhood wandering gravel roads and listening to farmers at church potlucks. Her work has been published in several literary journals, and she holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University. Melanie lives in Minneapolis and works for Teach For America. Learn more about her work at melaniehoffert.com.
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We are happy to announce that pre-registration for the 11th Annual Saints and Sinners LGBT Literary Festival is now available. As an extra special holiday offering, we are extending a 20% registration discount to those who register by January 15, 2014. Please click here to peruse a listing of events and their descriptions. Struggling to […]
Submissions are now open for our Fifth Annual Short Fiction Contest. The winner will be selected from this year’s submissions of original, unpublished short stories between 5,000 and 7,000 words with LGBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” This contest would not be possible without a generous grant from The John Burton […]
“Any conference that tugs a frost-covered Minnesotan away from her Swedish meatballs and plunks her in the middle of the best jazz, and most decadent cuisine, and the finest writing the LBGT community has to offer, and at the same time allows her to rub shoulders with publishers, reviewers, writers, and passionate, articulate readers, is a conference to embrace. Saints and Sinners is, hands down, my favorite convention of the year.”
—Ellen Hart, Five-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery