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Star Tribune: Memoirists write from the heart

By Laurie Hertzel
Star Tribune

Hopper_Ready coverKate Hopper had her thesis all planned out: She would write about three generations of women who made ceramics in a small town in Costa Rica. Hopper had spent two years with these women while on a Fulbright Scholarship, and she had observed firsthand the changes modern life was bringing to this traditionally matriarchal society.

And then she signed up for memoirist Barrie Jean Borich’s writing class at the Loft Literary Center. To her surprise, out poured Stella’s story.

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