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Christine Hennessey
Works at Sage Island
Attended University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Lives in Wilmington, NC 28403, United States
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Roxane Gay came to Wilmington and it was one of the greatest things to ever happen to the Port City. 

#feminism   #roxanegay   #writer   #wilmington  
These last few weeks have been lucky, at least as far as feminist idols go. At the end of January, I went to an Ani DiFranco show and remembered what it was like to be young and awake for the first time. Then, last week, the ...
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A really personal review of #BigMagic  by Elizabeth Gilbert. 

#books   #bookreview   #amwriting  
There are a number of things at which I can't help but roll my eyes. High on the list: magical thinking, the law of attraction, radical self love, #truthbombs, life coaches, and expensive planners that promise to transform yo...
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I still laugh every time I think about this +Ploughshares post by Rebecca Makkai. 2016 is going to be awesome. 

#literaryjournals   #humorwriting   #amreading  
So it's your New Year's resolution to go off social media, is it? Well, good for you. You're only going to last a month, but you'll get some good reading and writing done. You'll exercise. You'll remember that you have a dog. But aren't you worried you'll miss all the latest book world gossip?
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For the last few years, I've been choosing a word to serve as my guiding force in the New Year. For 2016, that word is "craft." 

#newyearsresolutions2016   #goalsetting   #bigmagic  
Since 2013, I've been choosing a word for each year and making resolutions that align with that theme. I will freely admit this is a corny tradition, but it's been really helpful in my goal to live a more intentional life, so...
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Some thoughts on personal blogging and how much its changed over the years. 

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It's that time of year! Looking back on the goals I set in 2015 and beginning to think about what I'll try to accomplish in 2016. 
Yesterday I attended the opening of yet another brand new brewery in Wilmington. (We're in the middle of a craft beer boom, and I have zero complaints about this.) While we were sipping and sampling beers and enjoying the coo...
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Ani DiFranco came to Wilmington, and it was amazing. 

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If there is one musical artist that can define my late high school and early college years, it's Ani DiFranco. I discovered her through - no lie - a VH1 countdown of 100 amazing female artists. She was number 80 or so and, in...
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We celebrated 2016 with a fun, beautiful, and very cold camping trip at Lake Waccamaw. 

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2016, y'all. For New Year's weekend, Nathan I packed up the dogs and our brand new tent (a Christmas gift to each other) and went camping at Lake Waccamaw State Park, located about an hour west of Wilmington. From the park's...
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I love that +BuzzFeed is becoming a destination for interesting, beautiful, and important essays. Way to use that massive platform to promote art & storytelling. 
In no particular order, here are just a few of the many fantastic personal essays we published across Buzz, Life, and News in 2015.
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It's here! All the books I read in 2015, with superlatives. 

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: 2015 was a great year for reading. It was a year I leaned on books hard and, thanks to all those beautiful stories and words, I made it through some dark moments. I wasn't in schoo...
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I love NPR's Book Concierge, even though it will most definitely send me to the poor house. #readallthebooks 
Visit the #bookconcierge, NPR’s guide to 2015's great reads.
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So many books, so little time!

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Readers, I come not to give you another Best Of list, but to make you think. I could do so in many ways, given the loose parameters of the book list, but because women’s writing remains woefully un...
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Writer // Content Marketing Specialist
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Writing, Editing, Social Media, SEO
Employment
  • Sage Island
    Content Marketing Specialist, 2015 - present
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Wilmington, NC 28403, United States
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You'll like me. I promise.
Introduction
Writer, teacher, beekeeper, yogi and generally positive person. Living in coastal North Carolina with husband, dogs, chickens, and bees. 
Bragging rights
2015 Aspen Summer Words Emerging Writer Fellow
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    Creating Writing, 2011 - 2014
    MFA
  • Texas Woman's University
    Library Science, 2005 - 2007
    MLS
  • State University of New York at Purchase
    Creative Writing, 2000 - 2004
    BA
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