About Gillian Herbert

Born in Canada, raised in England, Gillian lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner. Her first memoir collection is Spare Scenes. When not writing, she spends time in her glass studio creating fused glass bowls and platters. See her book here.

First Place Winning Essay — Winter 2014 Contest

We are pleased to post the winning essay in this past winter’s Writing It Real essay contest. Our guidelines said the number 12 was to be somewhere in the essay in honor of Writing It Real’s 12th Anniversary. Our guest judge Midge Raymond, co-founder of Oregon’s Ashland Creek Press, chose Gillian Herbert’s “Three of Twelve” … Continue reading

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