Posts by Gabriela Denise Frank

Gabriela Denise Frank: Essayist, traveler, accidental poet, Artist Trust grad, Jack Straw alum, Invoker of Pauses, NIAUSI Fellow, and author of "CivitaVeritas, an Italian Fellowship Journey."

Personal Capital

This week’s post coincides with Personal Capital’s idea to think of a personal role model for independence, strength and financial stability—a …

Put Down the Boulder

Happy 2016! I’m been considering how this blog might change in the new year, as its focus has surely shifted …

Brevity & Obsession

Last week, in response to a writing prompt from a recent Hugo House class, I wrote a short essay on the …

Podcast

This week, Jack Straw published a podcast interview conversation between me and University of Washington professor and novelist Shawn Wong, who curated the …

Transiting

On this day five years ago, I was preparing to return to Seattle from a two-month residency in Italy. It …

Pilgrimage

“Walk until you reach the color red.” Last week, nine women writers were offered this quest during the A Room …

Neuroplasticity

I’ve been thinking lately that our minds are the greatest trick we pull on ourselves. Isn’t it amazing that we …

Active Voice

In the past 35 days, I’ve done something that I’ve never done before—twice, actually. At the end of March I …

Into the Light

Dear readers, I’m incredibly excited to share news that a piece I worked on for most of 2014 was accepted by Works (of Fiction) in Progress Journal and -best of all- you can actually read it.

Hello, Stranger

Two and a half weeks is long enough for everything to go strange. When I returned home last night, our …

Five

When I was seven or eight, my parents bought me a Funk & Wagnalls encyclopedia that spanned the top shelf …

Boundaries, Binders and Bravery

Earlier this month, I met with the fabulous Frances McCue who, among many things, is a writer, co-founder of Seattle’s Richard …

Habits, New and Old

While it is, apparently, a myth that habits take 21 days to form, I do feel a little bereft now …

Halfway

Based on my encounters for the past two weeks, I know the first question lingering in your mind, so let’s …

What Is She Doing?

The title question is perhaps best answered when accompanied by another: “Are writers really introverts — or do we seek …

Vision

As a dying hurricane flings gusty winds at Seattle, and with them, tree limbs, power lines and a pantheon of …

Countdown

Today is one of those fall Sundays in Seattle that I live for: the sky is bright white with a …

Can We Talk?

If last summer was the season of shoulder, this summer was the season of the glute. Each year, I learn …