Claire Gebben

About me

Claire Gebben was born and raised on the southeast side of Cleveland in Moreland Hills, Ohio. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing through the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts on Whidbey Island, Washington. Her stories, articles and essays have appeared in “The Speculative Edge,” “The Fine Line,” and “Shark Reef,” among other publications. In order to write her first historical fiction novel “Harm’s Way” (publication early 2014) she studied the ancient art of blacksmithing and harvested grapes in the vineyard of her ancestors in Germany. She is a writing teacher and Fiction Editor of “Soundings Review” literary magazine. Ms. Gebben is married, has two adult children, and lives on Mercer Island, Washington.

From my website

Historic Frankfurt

Early last Saturday, when in Frankfurt, Germany, my very kind host Mia asked me what I wanted to see. The Saturday market? The older, historic part of town? It had been a long week, and quite frankly, my brain wasn’t firing on all cylinders. It was my last day there. I’d…

Roman ruins, grape harvest, and the devil’s stone

Freinsheim may be a small rural town, but during my visit there’s been so much going on I have trouble keeping up. Friday, Oct. 3 was German Unification Day (a celebration of the day East and West Germany re-united in 1989). It is a national holiday. My relatives all gathered…

Odd sights to a foreigner

St. Lubentiuskirche in the south of Limburg Spaghetti Ice Cream with chocolate and nuts (it has whipped cream in the center) Inscribed locks on a gate by the Lahn — a custom of lovers A guinea pig farm in Roedinghausen They smoke more often here — maybe it’s the cigarette…

 
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