I am a non-fiction writer, currently looking to place my memoir. Follow me on twitter: @wendystcolbert

Inside Voice aired my story Only Surviving Child in May 2017.

Healthcare in America featured a story in February 2017.

One of my stories, Splitsville or Bust, is published in the 2017 anthology Just a Little More Time.

My story “The Sign I Carry” was featured in The Huffington Post and on Medium in January 2017.

In October 2016, I read an excerpt from my memoir-in-progress at Seattle’s Lit Crawl.

I read an excerpt from my memoir-in-progress at a Listen To Your Mother preview event in April 2016 at Mockingbird Books.

In October 2015, I read an original essay at IslandWood’s Circle of Friends, a weekend writing retreat for women on Bainbridge Island, featuring Terry Tempest Williams.

I was part of the inaugural cast of the 2015 Seattle production of Listen To Your Mother, joining twelve other writers on stage to tell our original, true stories of motherhood.

My personal essays have been featured in Jezebel, The Huffington Post, Salon, Whole Life Times, ParentMap, The Feminist WireThis Great Society, Writing in PublicFeel More Better and Writing is My DrinkMy essays are also included in Theo Pauline Nestor’s anthologies We Came to Say and We Came Back to Say.

Another essay, “Shopping for Breasts,” is featured in Kerry Cohen’s 2014 anthology SPENT: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping published by Seal Press.

My story “Bearing Max” is featured in the 2014 anthology Three Minus One available from She Writes Press.

Nestor mentioned me in her 2015 interview with The Writing Barn.

Nestor also interviewed me as a participant in the 2013 Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat.

I earned an MFA in non-fiction writing from Pacific University in 2016. I hold certificates in two University of Washington Extension Programs: Memoir and Literary Fiction.  In addition, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Western Washington University, where I wrote for the Western Front and Klipsun.

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  1. gwn1943 says:

    I am writing to comment on your blog in Salon “Dating after the mastectomy,” just to say how much I enjoyed and was moved by it. It took me back to my mother’s (single) mastectomy fifty years ago and her bravery in dealing with it. Best good wishes and I have now doubt you will find someone worthy of you.

  2. Sandra says:

    I also hopped over here from Salon to say that your writing has a beautiful, lyrical quality and I found your essay to be very moving.

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