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Paula Carter presents her flash memoir, "No Relation"

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PAULA CARTER presents her debut collection of flash memoir, "No Relation". She will be joined by local poet Katharine Rauk and essayist Karen Babine, winner of the 2016 Minnesota Book Award for creative nonfiction.

Praise for "No Relation":
“Paula Carter is a dream of a writer, poetic and profound. Each of the seemingly quick essays that make up No Relation is its own little lightning bolt; I kept putting the book down to interrogate what had happened to my heart. She asks the big questions: what does it mean to be a woman, a mother? What makes up a family, an independent life? It gave me a part of myself I didn't know was missing.”

--Megan Stielstra, author of "The Wrong Way To Save Your Life"

Paula Carter is the author of "No Relation" (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). Her essays have appeared in Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Salon, TriQuarterly, and Prairie Schooner. As a professional freelance writer she has contributed to publications such as Writer’s Digest, Creative Nonfiction, and Harvard Gazette. Based in Chicago, she is a part of the nonfiction storytelling community and has performed with The Moth, This Much is True, and 2nd Story, where she is a company member. She is the editorial manager of the digital magazine INTER.

Katharine Rauk is the author of Buried Choirs (Tinderbox Editions, 2016) and the chapbook Basil (Black Lawrence Press, 2011). Her poems have appeared in Pleiades, Harvard Review, DIAGRAM, Tupelo Quarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and other journals. She reviews books for SCOUT and teaches around the Twin Cities.

Karen Babine is the author of "Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life" (University of Minnesota, 2015), winner of the 2016 Minnesota Book Award for memoir/creative nonfiction, finalist for the Midwest Book Award and the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award. Her second essay collection, All the Wild Hungers, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2018. She also edits Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. Her work has appeared in such journals as Brevity, River Teeth, North American Review, Slag Glass City, Sweet, and more. She lives and writes in Minneapolis.