To put it simply: I love words. Reading them, writing them, crafting and fine-tuning them. But even greater than my love for words is my love for people and places, music and movement, food and culture. These are the things that inform, shape, and ultimately define my writing.

My work consists of creative nonfiction in a variety of forms: personal essays, elusive vignettes, short experimental poems, and more. I often muse upon "slow living" - on immersing oneself within the moment and making authentic connections with the world. I write with inspiration from the magic I find in everyday moments and ordinary people.

I'm a retro music enthusiast and record collector, in love with traditional country-western, rock 'n roll, R&B, and soul music. I'm an old soul, a city dweller, and a veritable flâneuse through and through. All of these elements are ingrained into my very being and have an immense impact on my writing.

That toddlin' town on the right is Chicago, IL, where my runs root deep and where I am based. This city influences and inspires my writing, perhaps more than anything else in the world.

If you would like to work together on a project, please contact me. 

- Erica "Ricki" Friedmann

Copyright © 2019 by Erica "Ricki" Friedmann

All content is entirely owned by me unless otherwise stated.
You may not take, reproduce, or distribute my content without written permission. 

If you wish to link to or mention my work, you may do so without permission.
(However, if you do link to one of my pieces and feel like telling me, I would love to know!)