Writing Samples

Just a few samples of Zinta’s writing …


Confections with Convictions: Kalamazoo Chocolatier Hires Youth with Criminal Records to Make Truffles (Published in Huffington Post, April 23, 2013)

Kids’ Food Basket: Grand Rapids nonprofit feeding hungry children celebrates 10 years (Published in Huffington Post, March 21, 2013)

Kids in Tune: Kalamazoo music program, changes lives one note at a time (Published in Huffington Post, March 16, 2013)

How does a vegetarian defend beef? (Published in Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave Media, April 23, 2015)

Kalamazoo connections create Principal Food & Drink (Published in Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave Media, July 9, 2015, voted Readers’ Choice #1 story of 2015)

SPECIAL REPORT: Call it a Comeback: Grand Rapids Public Schools on the upswing, poised to thrive (Published in Rapid Growth Media, September 17, 2015)

Can systemic racism impact infant mortality? (Published in Rapid Growth Media, June 11, 2015)

Lansing becomes a pioneer in Michigan, launching bike share program (Published in Capital Gains Media, September 25, 2013)

Creating a rain garden for beauty and function (Published in Welcome Home magazine, Summer 2014 Issue)

A Different Way of Knowing (Published in Encore magazine, cover story, April 2014)

Latvian artist exhibits his work at Hopkins District Library (Published in Advance Newspapers – MLive,  October 22, 2012)

The Dancing Man: Michael’s Parkinson’s Disease (Published at Spectrum Health, patient story, March 2014)

Just Fight (Published in BeLight, Kalamazoo College, October 2015)


For many more writing samples and blog entries, visit Zinta Aistars: On a Writer’s Journey




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