About Judy Kvinsland

Judith Barker Kvinsland lives and writes in eastern Washington state, happily retired after a career as a college faculty advisor, teacher, and academic administrator in Washington and California. She and her husband are itinerant grandparents, traveling frequently to spend time with their extended families in western Washington, Montana, and northern California. She is working on a collection of essays about occurrences that disturb the calm of an otherwise ordinary life.

“Disturbing the Calm” by Judith Kvinsland, 1st Place

Our contest judge, Kelli Agodon, wrote this of her first choice piece in the fall/winter 2018 writing contest: Judith Barker Kvinsland’s essay, “Disturbing the Calm,” explores how sometimes, despite the ease of our lives, we need to take a risk. It is a thoughtful exploration of family, responsibility, and location, where the author learns something … Continue reading

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