Ellen Blum Barish

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Ellen Blum
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Ellen Blum Barish

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Ellen Blum Barish’s essays have appeared in Brevity, Tablet, Literary Mama, Full Grown People, and have aired on Chicago Public Radio. She is founding editor and publisher of the literary publication Thread which earned three notables in Best American Essays. Ellen is the author of the essay collection Views from the Home Office Window: On Motherhood, Family and Life and is finishing a memoir. She was awarded the Artistic Excellence Award from the Skokie Arts Commission in 2018. Ellen teaches writing at Northwestern University and Story Studio Chicago and works privately with writers. You can find out more and read her blogs about craft, creativity and the writing process at  ellenblumbarish.com as well as on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Ellen Blum Barish's Published Work

  • Views From The Home Office Window: On Motherhood, Family, and Life

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Wow. Ellen is amazing at connecting the material to so many potential situations and types of loss. Her class left me with so many ideas about how I could write about loss. It no longer feels overwhelming but very possible and something I want to do.
Shawna Ervin