Cin Salach
Poet of page and stage, cin salach has collaborated with musicians, video artists, dancers and photographers for over 25 years. Widely published in journals and anthologies, including Poetry Speaks: Spoken Word Revolution, her first book, Looking for a Soft Place to Land, was published by Tia Chucha Press. Her second, When I am Yes, was released in May 2014 by JackLeg Press. Illinois Arts Council recipient and four-time Ragdale fellow, cin is a skilled leader of liturgical writing workshops and her belief that poetry can change lives, has led her to create her business,, helping people mark the most important occasions in their lives with poetry.

Holy Crap : How to write the messy, glorious truth of our lives
What if God isn’t actually done writing the holy scriptures? What if our stories, the un-retouched, often confusing stories of our lives, are actually how God is being revealed today? It would be important to unearth and find ways to tell those stories, right? That’s what Lenora Rand, author of the popular Chicago Tribune blog, Spiritual Suckitude, regular contributor to, and co-director of The Plural Guild, along with cin salach, nationally acclaimed stage&page poet and creator of, will help us do, through interactive, easy, and yes, even fun, writing experiences, they will help us find ways to tell our stories and see them as some of the holy words of God for the world today.