Karen Wallace Bartelt

Karen Wallace Bartelt

Karen Wallace Bartelt was a weekly newspaper columnist for The Oregonian newspaper and has written for many other publications. As a beginning writing she studied under noted authors — and fellow Oregonians – Ursula Le Guinn and poet, William Stafford. She worked at Paramount Pictures in its heyday. She has taught creative writing to homeless people who are transitioning into stable housing. A third generation Portlander, she spends a lot of time in the rain, and skis, rides horses, and enjoys her family. She can be reached at [email protected]

Recent Articles

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My 49-Day Journey Through Grief

After the loss of her son, Karen Wallace Bartelt sought solace beyond the practices of her Christian faith. Finding inspiration in Buddhism, she shares how she learned to sit with her grief and create a sacred space within for transformation to unfold.