Rachel Weaver

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Rachel Weaver is the author of the novel Point of Direction, which Oprah Magazine named a "Top Ten Book to Pick Up Now". Point of Direction was chosen by the American Booksellers Association as a Top Ten Debut for Spring 2014, by IndieBound as an Indie Next List Pick, by Yoga Journal as one of their Top Five Suggested Summer Reads and won the 2015 Willa Cather Award for Fiction. Prior to earning her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, Rachel worked for the Forest Service in Alaska studying bears, raptors, and songbirds. In addition to teaching at Lighthouse, she is on faculty at Regis University’s low-residency MFA program. Her work has appeared in The Sun, Gettysburg Review, Blue Mesa Review, Alaska Women Speak, and Fly Fishing New England. www.rachelweaver.net

Rachel Weaver's Published Work

Rachel is great in person and online. She does a great job of explaining topics, giving examples, listening to questions, and providing in-depth and personalized answers.
Alexandra Kiley

Rachel Weaver's Articles

The Lookout

The Writer's Guide to the Weekend Publishing Intensive

September 24, 2020

You've been working hard for years, trudging through the writer's block, distractions, dead ends, and doubt

The Lookout

Lighthouse North: An Origin Story

July 24, 2018

Six years ago, I was feeling quite isolated at home with eight-month-old twins, here in Louisville.