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Anne Liu Kellor and Brenda Miller, Heart Radical and A Braided Heart VIRTUAL EVENT

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Sat, 10/09/2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Join us on zoom for an event with two great Pacific NW authors!


On Heart Radical: As a mixed-race woman, Anne grew up unsure where she belonged. In her twenties, she takes off to travel and live in China, her mother’s birthplace, a long, winding journey that ultimately teaches her to embrace her many layers, claim her voice, speak her truth, and live in the present.

Anne Liu Kellor is a Chinese American writer, editor, and teacher based in Seattle. Her essays have appeared in Seventh Wave, Longreads, Fourth Genre, Witness, New England Review, Entropy, The Normal School, Literary Mama, and many more. Anne teaches writing workshops at the Hugo House and beyond, and loves to support women and BIPOC writers in finding their voice and community. Her memoir Heart Radical: A Search for Language, Love, and Belonging was praised by Cheryl Strayed as "insightful, riveting, and beautifully written." 

A Braided Heart provides a friendly, personal, and smart guide to the writing life. It also offers clear and original instruction on craft elements at the forefront of today’s emerging forms in creative nonfiction: from the short-short, to the braided form, to the hermit crab essay. An acknowledged expert in these forms, Brenda Miller gives writers practical advice on how to sustain and invigorate their writing practice, while also encouraging readers to explore their own writing lives.

Brenda Miller is the author of five essay collections, including An Earlier Life, which received the Washington State Book Award for Memoir. Her poetry chapbook, The Daughters of Elderly Women, received the 2020 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. She co-authored, with Suzanne Paola, Tell it Slant: Creating, Refining, and Publishing Creative Nonfiction and, with Holly J. Hughes, The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World. Brenda’s work has received six Pushcart Prizes. She is a professor of English at Western Washington University and Associate Faculty with the Rainier Writing Workshop. 

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ISBN: 9781647421731
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Published: She Writes Press - September 7th, 2021

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ISBN: 9780472054923
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Published: University of Michigan Press - July 12th, 2021

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ISBN: 9781734816730
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Published: Cleveland State University Poetry Center - October 5th, 2021

Tell It Slant, Third Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781260454598
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Published: McGraw-Hill Education - August 9th, 2019

Pen and the Bell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781558966536
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Published: Skinner House Books - June 1st, 2012