In her keynote speech at the Goddard MFAW Vermont residency, @r3reiko talks about craft and urgency: “the truth we need to speak, the warning we need to impart, the redemption we need to share, the beauty we see in the world, the thrill of being alive…”
After almost twenty years in the making, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto reflects on the many influences and the long process of bring a novel into the world. On Friday, this essay appeared on Lit Hub’s Crime Reads. “My novel was sparked by a true crime, but it refused to become a thriller. Nearly two decades ago, a friend of mine was raped…”
MFAW faculty Rahna Reiko Rizzuto muses about the role of art in a society in crisis, and offers an exercise to take you beyond anger and fear, to sorrow and love.