The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is about as senseless as senseless can get. After killing his mother at home, the murderer travels to the school to deliberately target the kindergarten students. There is still a question as to what … Continue reading
About Laura B. Hayden
Laura spent her childhood in Brooklyn, NY, and her teens in Enfield, CT, where
she went on to teach and freelance for regional publications. She married,
raised her daughter and son through her thirties and forties, and was widowed
before she turned fifty.Ten years later, she began writing about this loss in a
memoir that completed the requirements for an MFA in Writing at Western
Connecticut State University in 2010.
Her writing can be found on technorati.com. Her print work has appeared in “The
Hartford Courant,” “Northeast” magazine, the “Journal Inquirer,” “Connecticut
Parent,” “Hartford Woman,” and “Imprint” publications. She is a graduate of the
Western Connecticut State University MFA in Creative and Professional Writing
program. In 1995 her essay, “Saved by the Belle” took first place in the First
Annual Mark Twain Days Essay Contest on American Politics & Government, judged
by Russell Baker, Garry Trudeau, and Joyce Chadwick-Joshua. Last year “Nesting,”
an essay from her memoir, received an honorable mention from “Connecticut
Review,” a journal published by the Connecticut State University system.
Laura teaches writing at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, CT.
Books by Laura B. Hayden
Posts by Laura B. Hayden
It was odd hearing that Ray Bradbury died this month. I was just thinking about him last month. Actually, I mentioned him in a tribute I gave at a close friend’s retirement dinner. As I planned the speech, I had … Continue reading →
Thirteen years ago, I read a letter to an editor urging young widows to go for annual physicals. The timing of the piece reminded me of when I first read about the Heimlich Maneuver in 1974, just days after my … Continue reading →