Halsted M. Bernard

Writer & Performer, Here & There


When Halsted was four years old, she wrote a story about a giant rabbit that haunted her dreams.

The rabbit went away, but she kept writing.

Stories Halsted enjoys reading and writing are the ones that skulk around the edges of themes and genres — stories with puzzles and patterns and hints rather than answers.

Her formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in the structure and culture of the English language as well as a master’s degree in library and information science. Informally, she taught herself how to whistle like a train.

Halsted lives in Portland with her husband, their cats, several fountain pens, and many books. She joined Writers’ Bloc in 2012 and had a wonderful time performing with them before she headed back to the States.


If you want to chat about writing, fountain pens, libraries, or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out.