September 28, 2016
TEDxMahtomedi is pleased to announce the Master of Ceremonies for 2016, Debbie Johnson-Hill. Debbie is a long-time local writer, poet, and artist. She enjoys writing in her loft overlooking White Bear Lake. A degree from Brown College in Broadcast Journalism led her to host Mellow ‘til Midnight on jazz station KTWN-FM 108. After a detour into organic egg farming, she returned to school to study photography and creative writing and will soon graduate from Hamline University’s BFA program. She served on Runestone Literary Journal’s editorial poetry board. Debbie’s poetry, freelance writing, and photography have appeared in Maple Grove, Southwest Metro, St. Croix Valley, St. Louis Park, and White Bear Lake Magazines, as well as The Atrium, The Century Times, The Fulcrum, Red Flag Poetry, and the poetry anthology The View from Here: Poetry to Help You Soar. Debbie also presented at the inaugural, TEDxMahtomedi 2013 and has been an enthusiastic supporter of TEDxMahtomedi since.