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Celebrate the holiday season, connect with other members of the literary community, and enjoy an afternoon with Nicole Stellon O’Donnell, author of Steam Laundry, You Are No Longer in Trouble, and Everything Never Comes Your Way. This year’s Winter Words fundraiser and gathering will be a cozy evening cocktail party featuring door prizes, delicious food and beverages, and a special reading by Nicole. Attendees will receive a free copy of Nicole’s book and have the opportunity to have her sign it!
Saturday, December 9
Graciously hosted at the home of Peggy Shumaker, Fairbanks (address to be provided on registration).
About Nicole Stellon O’Donnell: Nicole Stellon O’Donnell is also the author of three collections of poetry, including Everything Never Comes Your Way. Her second book, You Are No Longer in Trouble, was the 2019 open submission winner of the Marie Alexander Series in Prose Poetry. Her writing has won an Alaska Literary Award, a Boochever Fellowship, and an Artist Fellowship from the Rasmuson Foundation. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, Zyzzyva, Redivider, and other literary journals. Her work as a teacher has been recognized with a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching.
About Everything Never Comes Your Way: “What do we leave out, what do we include—as we fashion a poetry, as we forge a life? These are the questions of Nicole Stellon O’Donnell’s elliptical and beguiling Everything Never Comes Your Way. Ranging from picking crowberries to battling a daughter’s cancer, from the struggle to write as a mother and an Alaskan, O’Donnell challenges us and herself both to do ‘everything we can do’ and to ‘be wrong well.’ ‘Let what little / I am allowed to offer / be a thread,’ she writes, and in this book we see an artist using that thread to weave, out of the disparate, her world. This is a book to savor.” —Tess Taylor, author of Rift Zone
Cancellation & Refund Policy: If the event or class is cancelled for reasons beyond 49 Writers’s control, all fees will be refunded in full. In the event that an attendee is unable to attend for personal reasons, fees are nonrefundable.