Editor's note: This story first appeared in the winter 2020 issue of the Hearts Together, a special joint campus magazine publication of Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor.

Writer, poet, and speaker Tanner Olson (’12) is in the spotlight. The CUW alumnus’ second book, “As You Go: Words for the Unknown” spreads hope, shares faith, and celebrates love. Soon after its September 2020 release, it reached No. 1 in Christian poetry on Amazon and was a trending topic online. As the founder of Written to Speak, an online creative project that blends faith, humor, and curiosity, Olson has been sharing poetry and telling stories online and in person since 2013. Visit writtentospeak.com to follow his work.

The winter 2020 Hearts Together magazine hit mailboxes in mid-November. View a PDF version of the magazine here. If you are not on our mailing list, but are interested in receiving a free copy, email Jennifer.Hackmann@cuaa.edu.

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