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Seattle: Asian American Poets and their Craft

  • Kinokuniya Seattle 525 South Weller Street Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)
It’s a new year! Is your resolution to be more creative?
Let your voice flow? Write more?

Join our writer’s workshop featuring excellent Seattle poets Jane Wong, Koon Woon, and Michelle Peñaloza. They will be reading, talking, and answering questions about honing your craft.

Jane Wong
Jane Wong holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a former U.S. Fulbright Fellow and Kundiman Fellow. Her poems can be found in anthologies such as Best American Poetry 2015 and Best New Poets 2012. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pacific Lutheran University and the author of the book Overpour (Action Books).
 

Koon Woon
Koon Woon has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. As the publisher of the literary zine, Chrysanthemum, and Goldfish Press, Woon is a vocal advocate for Seattle literature. His latest work Paper-son Poet is a multi-genre memoir that explores issues on cultural identity and the place of the Asian American in US society.
 

Michelle Peñaloza
Michelle Peñaloza is the author of two chapbooks: landscape/heartbreak (Two Sylvias Press) and Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes (Organic Weapon Arts). Her work has been featured in Waxwing, Poetry Northwest, New England Review, Vinyl, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the University of Oregon, Kundiman, the Richard Hugo House, 4Culture, and Artist Trust, as well as scholarships from VONA/Voices, Vermont Studio Center, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, among others.

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