Hillary Carlip

Fresh Yarn

In 2004, Hillary -- a long-time Spoken Word performer -- had a revelation: there were very few outlets for personal essays, and not one website dedicated to the genre. Out of her love for humorous, moving, confessional, universally themed pieces that evoke and invoke self-revelation – not just for the writer, but also for the reader – Hillary launched FRESH YARN: The Online Salon for Personal Essays.

For several years she created, edited, and hosted this acclaimed literary website, presenting hundreds of heartwrenching to hilarious pieces from a diverse range of all-star writers/performers and personalities including director/writer Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids are All Right), director/writer Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight), and actors/performers/writers including Illeana Douglas, Kate Flannery, Kathy Najimy, and Taylor Negron.

FRESH YARN was been a YAHOO PICK, and was named a HOT SITE by USA Today.

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