Our Columnists

Opine Season is committed to working with writers from throughout Minnesota’s Twin Cities, emphasizing writers of color, women, young adults and other voices underrepresented in the mainstream media.

If you’d like to write for Opine Season, send a letter detailing your writing background and interests, along with3-5 examples of your work (preferably columns, blog posts or other writing featuring your voice/opinions), to matt@opineseason.com


Hannah Cushing

Hannah Cushing

Hannah Cushing is a high school English teacher in Intermediate District 287. She has filed away a BA in English and an MA in Education from Augsburg and is a current student at MSU in Mankato.

View all of Hannah’s Opine Season columns.

Vina Kay

Vina Kay

Vina Kay is Director of Research and Policy at Organizing Apprenticeship Project. She is a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Minnesota Law School. She is a writer of poetry and creative nonfiction (vinakay.com), and a filmmaker working on a documentary called Building the Pink Tower, which reimagines schools and learning through the lens of Montessori education. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.

View all of Vina’s Opine Season columns.

Ricardo Levins Morales

Ricardo Levins Morales

Ricardo Levins Morales is an artist, activist and trickster organizer originally from the mountains of western Puerto Rico (with the love of coffee to prove it). He uses his art to help community groups, unions and social justice movements achieve their goals and further their values. His art can be seen at RLM Art Studio.

View all of Ricardo’s Opine Season columns.

Guante

Guante

Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre is a hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist and educator based in Minneapolis. His new book is available now. Twitter: @elguante.

View all of Guante’s Opine Season columns.

Matt Peiken

Matt Peiken

Matt Peiken produces the video programs 3-Minute Egg and The Steering Committee and hosts the podcast Metal Brainiac. He’s a former St. Paul Pioneer Press staff writer and founder of Opine Season.

View all of Matt’s Opine Season columns.

Thadra Sheridan

Thadra Sheridan

Thadra Sheridan is a poet, performer and teacher who has been published in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Skyway News, Moxie Magazine, Rattle and several anthologies. She has won awards for her writing from the Faulkner Society and the National League of American Pen Women, been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and has won a Jerome Foundation Verve grant for spoken word.

View all of Thadra’s Opine Season columns.

Kao Kalia Yang

Kao Kalia Yang

Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong American writer.  The author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, she is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University.  Yang is finishing up her second book Still, Fluttering Heart: The Second Album and beginning a venture into fiction.

View all of Kalia’s Opine Season columns.

Opine Season Alumni

Colleen Kruse

Lolla Mohammed Nur 

Chaun Webster

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