Writer to glean 'wisdom' from Lithuania fellowship

Portlander Hannah Gildea will be attending a prestigous writing seminar in Lithuania, attended by people from around the world, "like the International Space Station."

Hannah Gildea, a Southeast Portland resident and Reed College graduate, received a scholarship to a writer's workshop that is "10 time zones away," in Vilnius, Lithuania.

"I was completely floored when I received a letter saying the judges were strongly impressed with the work I submitted, and they were offering me a fellowship to study abroad. I think I read it several times and checked my name, because I figured they must have made a mistake," she says.