Angie Spoto is an American writer living in Edinburgh, Scotland. She loves magic, the sea, and a particular statuette of the Virgin Mary she bought at a flea market in Amsterdam. Her piece, ‘Manifold’, can be found in EPOCH Issue 01: Beginnings, available to purchase here.
Where do you find inspiration?
Meditation has been a surprising source of inspiration for me, particularly for my essay writing. When I meditate, I become more in touch with my emotions. I remember stories or snippets from my past, and then I use these very personal experiences to think about the way the world is and what’s happening in the present.
Why do you write Creative Non-Fiction?
My creative non-fiction is always very personal, rooted in my past. I often write about my family. Writing creative non-fiction puts me in touch with parts of myself that I don’t engage with on a daily basis – my childhood, memories, and emotions I’m ignoring. It brings these things to the forefront of my mind, where it’s important for them to be sometimes.
What are you reading now? (If you aren’t reading anything, let us know what other art you’re consuming)
The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton and An Archive of Happiness by Elizabeth Reeder
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