Joining me today is Colleen Kinder. She’s the editor of the online literary journal Off Assignment and she has a new book out. The book is called Letter To A Stranger: Essays To The Ones Who Haunt Us (Algonquin 2022). It is a volume of essays from her journal’s flagship column “Letter to a Stranger.” It’s a wonderful anthology packed with 65 essays, 65 letters from writers to strangers.
We talk about the importance of voice in writing, writing prompts, travel media, the book form, and her online journal and how Pico Iyer inspired its creation.
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