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Reading and Conversation Series: Emily Wall
October 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: EMILY WALL
Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Bio: Emily lives in Juneau, Alaska. She is a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Alaska Southeast. She’s been teaching creative writing workshops there for over 20 years and deeply enjoys her work. One of her greatest pleasures is in teaching writers of all ages to craft poems and stories.
She grew up in Portland, Oregon and earned an undergraduate degree at Colby College, where she studied with the poet Ira Sadoff. She earned her M.F.A. from the University of Arizona. Her mentors there included Richard Shelton, Allison Hawthorn Deming, and Steve Orlen. She won a graduate fellowship while there and began her teaching career at Pima Community College in West Tucson.
She’s been writing and publishing poems for over 30 years. She primarily writes lyric and narrative poems, and has recently begun to work extensively with form poetry. She’s currently working on a trilogy of persona poems.
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49 Writers dedicates our 2021-2022 programming season to the memory of Frank Soos (1950-2021), our 2021 Program Chair.