Tuesday, November 23, 2010

December Castalia

Join us for our December reading! This month we're delighted to present UW professor Shawn Wong, author of the novel American Knees which has been made into the film Americanese, distributed by IFC Films, as well as Homebase which won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, as well as the Governor’s Writers Day Award of Washington; alumna Chelsea Jennings whose poems have appeared in Madison Review, Sycamore Review, Poet Lore, Best New Poets 2007, and Black Warrior Review, and who is a recipient of the 2010 Discovery/Boston Review Award; 2nd year MFA fiction writer Lisa Nicholas-Ritscher; 2nd year MFA poet Talia Shalev; and 1st year MFA poet Erika Wilder, whose poems have been published in the online reading series Back Room Live.

WHEN: December 7, 8 pm
WHERE: Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Co-sponsored with the Richard Hugo House.
FREE and open to the public!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November Castalia

This month's Castalia fell on Election Day. Luckily, we weren't forced to cast a vote for the best one since they were all so great. First-year prose writer Kristen Millares Young shared the prologue and first few pages of her novel; first-year poet Kori Linn read some old work as well as pieces she's been working on this year; second-year prose writer Rebecca Ainsley read a short fiction piece about one woman's love of deep sea diving; UW alumna Elissa Washuta shared an excerpt from the book she is working on, about her identity as a Cowlitz Indian; and UW poetry professor Andrew Feld read a few pieces from his forthcoming book, centered around the unifying theme of falconry. Happy listening!