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Women's Words on June 22, 2014 featured Duluthian Jocelyn Pihlaja reading her short story, "Sweet Like Sugar," about having her daughter's friend, who has juvenile diabetes, spend the night at a sleepover.

6/22 Women's Words: Jocelyn Pihlaja

When Jocelyn headed off to college, she avowed, "I'm going to be a lawyer." Then she took her first political science class and was forced to concede, "Except I hate this stuff."

Women's Words on June 15, 2014 featured Duluthian Jocelyn Pihlaja reading her short story, "Nice Day for a White Wedding."

6/15 Women's Words: Jocelyn Pihlaja

When Jocelyn headed off to college, she avowed, "I'm going to be a lawyer." Then she took her first political science class and was forced to concede, "Except I hate this stuff."

Women's Words on March 10, 2013 featured Jocelyn Pihlaja, reading her essay, Ab-solutely.

Women's Words: March 10, 2013: Jocelyn Pihlaja

When Jocelyn headed off to college, she avowed, "I'm going to be a lawyer." Then she took her first political science class and was forced to concede, "Except I hate this stuff."

Women's Words on February 24, 2013 featured Christine Madeline Holm, reading two poems, "The Last Black Eye" and "Ursa Major."

Women's Words, February 24, 2013: Christine Madeline Holm

Women's Words on November 25, 2012 featured Sheila Packa, a former Duluth poet laureate, who read three poems, "Vermillion Trail, " "Not Forgotten," and "Fox, No Longer Hidden."

Women's Words: November 25, 2012: Sheila Packa

Sheila Packa writes about northern Minnesota. She was Duluth's Poet Laureate 2010-2012, and she teaches writing at Lake Superior College. See her website and blog about poetry process at www.sheilapacka.com