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Candace Jane Opper is a writer, a mother, and an occasional visual artist. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, Longreads, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Literary Hub, and Vestoj, among others. Her first book, “Certain and Impossible Events,” was selected by Cheryl Strayed as the winner of the second annual Kore Press Memoir Contest, and will be published in 2020. She holds an MFA from Portland State University and is the former producer and co-host of Late Night Love Affair, a podcast about books written by women. She works at Casey Droege Cultural Productions, and lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, writer Patrick McGinty, and their son.