Triggered Warning | Standing at the Intersection of Gun Violence, Terrorism, and Creative Expression

Edie Harriscraft/writing, life

I walked out of Bel Canto at the Lyric Opera of Chicago last night. I’ve read Ann Patchett’s awesome fictional account of the 1996-1997 Lima Crisis. I’ve read it twice. I knew exactly what I was in store for with this original opera version of the 2001 award-winning novel. I knew there would be terror, and hostages, and singing, and … Read More

How to Boss Like a Lady | #GetItTogetherHop

Edie Harriscraft/writing, life, reading

Imma go ahead and drop the TL;DR right here, right now: Time is your most precious commodity Work is hard, but writing is harder You are your best advocate Say “no” sometimes   There. Now you can get back to your daily lives. Here’s the thing, y’all: My priorities have shifted drastically in the past year, in ways I neither anticipated nor found consistently … Read More