Glenda Reed is an award-winning, feminist writer, artist, educator, and adventurer. She’s received funding from the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund among others. Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction and The Best Travel Writing. Glenda is also a winner of The Moth StorySLAM. She teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center and at libraries across the Twin Cities metro area, and mentors through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Her in-progress memoir follows the years she set out to sail around the world by hitchhiking on sailboats. At a time when the backlash against women’s social progress and feminism is at a peak, Reed is writing her own true life story of one woman who charted her own course for adventure. You can follow the progress of her memoir at and Glenda currently lives in Minneapolis and sails little boats on little lakes.

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