I've read in I don't know how long--Stephen Dixon.
One of my wonderful professors at Johns Hopkins, Stephen Dixon, sent this note that makes me very happy:
Dear Donna, I knew you were a good writer but I didn't know you were this good.Everything you do works. Your writing is clear, intelligent, funny and touching, and a whole lot more.Your stories, complex as the situations are, were a breeze to read. That isn't easy for the writer to pull off, but you do.
The Kenny Rodgers story is amazing. All that you do in it in so short a space.You have a special talent--very special.
One final word: you're a terrific writer with a unique style and
a fresh voice and fresh things to say.
Very best to you always...Stephen
Award Winners’ Reading — February 6, 2016
At the Hamilton Club Building
32 Church Street, 2nd Floor
- Donna Baier SteinWriter & Publisher, 1980 - presentNovelist, short story writer, and poet. Founder and Publisher of Tiferet Journal (2004-current)
- Donna Baier SteinFreelance Copywriter, 1980 - 2014Freelance direct marketing copywriter. Clients included World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Smithsonian, Time-Life, Sierra Club, National Parks and Conservation Association, AARP, National Geographic, and many others. Created and gave seminars on copywriting for the Direct Marketing Association. Published two nonfiction books on copywriting - with McGraw-Hill and Cengage.
- Times Mirror MagazinesJunior Copywriter, 1977 - 1980Wrote for the Popular Science, Outdoor Life, and Women's How To Book Clubs.
DONNA BAIER STEIN is the author of Sympathetic People (Iowa Finalist Award Winner and 2015 IndieBook Awards Finalist) and Sometimes You Sense the Difference. An earlier version of The Silver Baron’s Wife won the PEN/New England Discovery Award. Her work has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Confrontation, and many other journals and has earned three Pushcart nominations. She has received a Bread Loaf Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University MFA Fellowship, and more. Donna publishes Tiferet Journal (www.tiferetjournal.com), a multifaith literary magazine. She was also a freelance copywriter for many years, writing for environmental groups and publishers. www.donnabaierstein.com
- Johns Hopkins University
- University of Kansas
- Bryn Mawr College