We are in the final days of our Virtual Launch party! Thank you for joining us for these Witness Weekends. We are grateful to our Magic contributors and 2020 Lit Award Winners for sharing their work all month!
Today we have another 2020 Lit Award Winner, Michele Sharpe, whose essay “When a Child Offends”, was selected by our nonfiction judge, José Orduña. Our readers found this thoughtful look at how to defend someone who is guilty, and also a child, both sentimental and raw, with an effortlessly rhythmic pacing. We hope you enjoy this interesting and timely narrative.
As a special deal highlighting our contributors this month, we are offering 25% off our Magic Issue and Witness Memberships in our online shop when you type their name as a coupon code. $1 from every sale & tip jar donation this month with coupon codes will go to help first responders in the COVID-19 crisis. Add “MICHELE” to unlock savings today!
Author Bio: Michele Sharpe, a poet and essayist, is also a high school dropout, hepatitis C survivor, adoptee, and former trial attorney. She’s written for The New York Times, Witness, The Washington Post, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, Catapult, and Guernica. Poems can be found in B O D Y, Poet Lore, North American Review, Stirring, and Baltimore Review. Michele recently completed her second memoir; her first is Walk Away, published under her previous name, Michele Leavitt. More at michelesharpe.com.