Bismarck Magazine - Volume 4: Issue 4 July/August 2019

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Kayla Schmidt Poetry An early start: It probably started

She thrives on helping fostering

when I was little. My mom would

creativity and supporting artists in

read to us every single night and it

our city.

was always so exciting. She’d take us to the library, and I’d get my

Her first love: “Laura Ingalls

little magic carpet square and just

Wilder, I was obsessed with it and

sit and listen, it was either puppets

I was like I live on the prairie, I can

or they would put on a little show.

write. I was never athletic, I wasn’t

Eventually I decided I wanted to

super excited about math, but I

be the writer.

always got really good grades in English and then I got to the point

A passion for community: Kayla is

where I had to decide what to do

passionate about our community

and I thought maybe I should be

and is highly involved all around

an author,” Kayla explains.

the Bismarck/Mandan community.


I don’t know where it comes from, it’s pretty much just my brain process vomiting on paper. I attribute it to watching a lot of Monty Python when I was a kid with my dad.



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