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anne kopas


I tell stories. Here are some of the stories I've told:

Small Press, Big Impact: Graywolf's 2nd Literary Salon

Minnesota Monthly

Graywolf invited writers Layli Long Soldier, Carmen Maria Machado, and Danez Smith to the stage to challenge the status quo. Read more.

Calhoun, Mud Lake, and Pig’s Eye: A Brief History of Renaming Minnesota Places

Minnesota Monthly

Lake Calhoun is on its way to becoming Bde Maka Ska, but it's only the latest in the history of Minnesota place renamings, which includes N-word lakes, Pig's Eye, and a middle school almost named after Prince. Read more.

“Sioux Chef” Challenges Definition of Local Food with Indigenous Restaurants

Minnesota Monthly

Chef Sean Sherman is revitalizing indigenous food traditions with two upcoming restaurants, a cookbook, and a nonprofit—using only food native to Minnesota. Read more.

Where to Shop and Eat at MSP—the 6th Best Airport in North America

Minnesota Monthly

MSP Airport's revamp just bumped it up to 6th best in North America—now with indoor food trucks, local brews, therapy dogs, and a golfing simulator. Read more.

Fighting for a cause

Minnesota Business Magazine

Element Gym uses boxing to support local youth and give back to the community. Read more.

Celebrity Fave Turns 135

Minnesota Business Magazine

Handcrafted-leather firm Duluth Pack celebrates anniversary. Read more.

Jewelry with a Minnesota Twist

Minnesota Business Magazine

Urbain gives Minnesota's history new life through handmade jewelry. Read more.

Brewing news in Northfield

Minnesota Business Magazine

Tanzenwald Brewing Company brings locally-sourced beer, food to southern Minnesota. Read more.


I also make websites. Here's what I've made:


TommieMedia is the student-run news organization at the University of St. Thomas. I updated their website to make it more responsive, more modern, better for mobile devices, and more compatible with wordpress. I handled all of the coding (HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript) myself with help from professors. View the full live site.


TommComm (Tommie Communications) is a student-run communication and branding agency. I freelanced with TommComm to build their website and develop their online presence. View the full live site.


Here's some of my graphic design work:

Summit Avenue Review

I handled the interior design of the Summit Avenue Review, the University of St. Thomas' literary magazine. More will be available when the magazine releases in May.