Gro Flatebo - Writer
I'll spend February 2019 back at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, working with National Book Award finalist, Bonnie Jo Campbell. Looking forward to the camaraderie and intense focus that program allows.
In 2017, I spent three weeks at the Atlantic Center for the Arts with Sigrid Nunez. She was editing the galleys for The Friend which went on to win the 2018 National Book Award. Sigrid was an excellent writing mentor. Check out their website at Atlanticcenterforthearts.org.
I read at the KGB Bar at 85 East 4th Street in NYC with other Stonecoast alums on January 4, 2018. My story featured ice blocks and red striped mittens.
I've attending the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference several times and have attended a residency at the Vermont Studio Center--all very stimulating opportunities to learn more craft and write.
The Avalon Literary Review published my first fiction piece (Spring 2014). A Muddied History recounts the story of a woman learning she has a half-brother.
In January 2012, Hunger Mountain, the Vermont College of Fine Arts Journal, published my essay about the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. http://www.hungermtn.org/braving-bread-loaf/
"River Ice," a story of raising children amidst every day risks is included in the New Madrid Journal of Contemporary Literature (S 2011) and an environmental essay ran in the South Dakota Review (Fall 2010).
Both the South Dakota Review and The Platte Valley Review included my essay about Australian dingoes. See it online at: http://www.plattevalleyreview.org/Webpages/2011%20start/Creative%20non%20fiction%20A-K/Flatebo.html
A micro-fiction piece called "Double Checking" is included in the fall 2010 issue of The Boston Literary Magazine www.bostonliterarymagazine.com. It was picked up by the Daily Flash 2012. I also have a quick review of Fraser Island Australia on Camptrip.com.
A book review of "The Visiting Suit" was posted on The Collagist in their April, 2011 edition. I’ve reviewed over thirty books for Kirkus Reviews.
I am currently Nonfiction Editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal, a literary journal out of Chicago. I've worked on the journal for nearly ten years, first as a fiction reader. It hones my craft to read both fledgling and polished pieces. http://www.fifthwednesdayjournal.com.
My environmental work includes:
Biodiversity in the Forests of Maine
Maine's Environment 2002: The Choice is Ours.