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Candace Jane Opper is a writer, a mother, and an occasional craftsperson. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, Longreads, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, LitHub, and Vestoj, among others. Her first book, “Certain and Impossible Events,” was chosen by Cheryl Strayed as the winner of the second annual Kore Press Memoir Contest, and will be published in 2019. 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 with the amazing women of Casey Droege Cultural Productions, and she lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and son.