Lovas accepted to writing workshop

Jeannine Lovas, a 2004 writing & rhetoric and communications graduate, has been accepted to an exclusive writing workshop at Windbreak House, hosted by author Linda Hasselstrom on her ranch near Hermosa, S.D.

Since 1996, Hasselstrom has been inviting promising women writers to four-day retreats at Windbreak House. Her workshops involve small groups of women; each is given time and space to write, collaborate, and receive critique and encouragement. Lovas intends to work on several pieces of rural and farm nonfiction, some of which she began as a student at Northwestern.

Hasselstrom lives and works on her father’s western South Dakota ranch and writes nonfiction and poetry. Her nine books include Going Over East: Reflections of a Woman Rancher, Land Circle: Writings Collected from the Land and Between Grass and Sky.

Originally from North Dakota, Lovas now lives in Des Moines, where she works as a historical interpreter—specializing in 1850 domestic life—at Living History Farms. She plans to apply to graduate programs in writing after the workshop.