Acclaimed author and poet Priscilla Long speaks Monday


Priscilla LongEPIC Group Writers welcomes author and poet Priscilla Long to the Edmonds Library on Monday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. as part of the weekly speakers series. Seating is limited to the first twenty people and takes place after 10 a.m. Monday morning writing group with Janette Turner.

Priscilla Long will speak about her new book, ‘Crossing Over: Poems,’ and discuss tips for turning a few poems into a book of poems. Writers attending will have the opportunity to draft a new poem.

Priscilla Long’s awards include the Richard Hugo House Founder’s Award and awards from the Seattle Arts Commission and the Los Angeles Arts Commission. She received a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing for her creative nonfiction ‘Genome Tome’ in The American Scholar, which also published her Science Friction column, and her cover article, ‘My Brain on My Mind.’ Her book, ‘The Writer’s Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life,’ provides tips on thriving in the writing world. For more information on the author, see here. And for more news about free literary events around town, see the EPIC website.

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