In December, we celebrated the Hmong New Year with award-winning author and artist Lisa Lee Herrick, discussing food, family, and festivities. Find her essay about the best holiday chicken recipe at Food52; she writes about her mother and aunt:
“English words blunted their tongues while Hmong words soured on mine; food was a door remained ajar despite indefinite silences.”
As an author of multiple books in different genres, the writer and book coach Courtney Maum is thrilled to host guests like Lisa from across the literary stratosphere on The Mount’s new monthly “Beyond the Writing of Fiction” craft series. From self-published authors to screenwriters, mystery writers and memoir writers and many other kinds, the breadth and diversity of the interviewees will celebrate Edith Wharton’s own affection for various forms of writing while focusing on the elusive but essential tool of craft.
Flat Lay: 2021 Lisa Lee Herrick