Mandie Hines captures moments of human vulnerability and strives to offer glimmers of hope through her work. She’s passionate about promoting creative writing in her community by connecting poets and writers, offering encouragement, and creating opportunities for literary artists to share their work. She’s also committed to breaking expectations about poetry and making reading, writing, and understanding poetry accessible. Mandie takes on projects to help promote the value of poetry while fostering an appreciation for the art form through blogging, public readings, and workshops. You can learn more at mandiehines.com.