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My Worst Job and Other True (or False) Confessions

Date:
Sunday, August 6
Time:
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Garden A

What was your worst job interview, or job, or date, or marriage?  The most exquisitely embarrassing moment, the time you wished the earth would open and swallow you?  Tell of that hellhole you crawled out of to laugh another day, and in the confessions (real or imagined) you write in this workshop. We will read and discuss poems and short prose pieces about work and other human relational spaces, and write our responses. This workshop is open to writers of all ages and levels of experience.



Instructor

Carolyne Wright

Carolyne Wright’s ground-breaking anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse Press, 2015), received ten Pushcart Prize nominations and was a finalist in the Foreword Review’s Book of the Year Awards. She has nine earlier poetry volumes, five books of poetry in translation from Spanish and Bengali, and a collection of essays; and has received Fulbright, NEA, 4Culture, and Seattle Arts Commission fellowships. After visiting posts at universities around the country, she returned to her native Seattle in 2005, and since then has taught for Richard Hugo House, Seattle’s community literary center; for the Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA Program for its entire 2005-2016 existence; for Antioch University Los Angeles MFA Program; and for literary conferences and festivals throughout the USA. Besides writing, teaching, and literary, social, and environmental activism, Wright’spassions include Zumba and Afro-Brazilian dance.  She has been gaining fluency in Brazilian Portuguese in preparation for a return visit to Bahia on an Instituto Sacatar residency fellowship in 2018.