Sweet Connections: Emily Brisse

Each week we will be connecting with our contributors showing where they have been, where they are now, and what’s up for the future.

Name: Emily Brisse
Title of Piece published in SweetTo Be Held
Issue:  10.3

BrissePhoto1Find her:


Emily is currently a teacher at Breck School in Minneapolis, MN. You can find out more about Emily on www.landingoncloudywater.blogspot.com, even though she claims the posts are few and far between. We firmly believe in quality over quantity, Emily, so you’re still amazing in our book.

What are some major accomplishments you have had since your Sweet publication?

Emily was a finalist in December Magazine’s Kurt Johnson Prose Award contest.

Can you tell us about a current/ongoing project that you’re excited about?

I’m working on a novel, set in the early 1990s, that examines one young woman’s experience with harassment in the workplace.

Who is your favorite author?

Louise Erdrich

What is your favorite poem/essay/book?

Impossible to answer, but I’m currently reading Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, and it is keeping me up way past my bedtime.

What inspires you to write?

Many, many things; if I’m feeling stuck, though, going outside and writing by hand helps the words start moving again.

What is your favorite sweet?

Sebastian Joe’s raspberry chocolate chip ice cream.

We love local favorites, especially when it’s ice cream!

Thank you, Emily, for taking the time to reconnect with us.  We look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!

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