Episode 149 – Anne-Marie Oomen – Writing through Family

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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
  • The Old Testament

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