Literary Edge Author Readings / Port Townsend, Wa

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Come enjoy a night of poetry and stories as professional writers and Artist Trust EDGE panelists, Nicole Hardy, Elissa Washuta, and Kristin Young spend an evening presenting their work.

Kristen Millares Young (Seattle) is a freelance reporter for The New York Times and was the researcher for Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek, which won a Pulitzer Prize and a Peabody Award in 2013. Hailed by The Stranger as one of the “fresh new faces in Seattle fiction,” Kristen is writing a novel about an anthropologist who befriends and betrays a hoarder and her son. Kristen graduated from Harvard College and the MFA program at the University of Washington, where she studied and taught creative writing. She is a co-founder of InvestigateWest, a nonprofit journalism center in Seattle, her hometown.

Elissa Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and an essayist. She is the author of two books, Starvation Mode and My Body Is a Book of Rules, named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere. Elissa holds an MFA from The University of Washington and currently serves as the undergraduate adviser for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and is a nonfiction faculty member in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is a faculty advisor for Mud City Journal and Saturday editor for The Rumpus. Elissa has received fellowships and awards from Artist Trust, 4Culture, Potlatch Fund, and Hugo House. Born and raised in New Jersey, she now lives in Seattle

Nicole Hardy's memoir, Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin, was a finalist for the 2014 Washington State Book Award. Her other books include the poetry collections This Blonde and Mud Flap Girl’s XX Guide to Facial Profiling–a chapbook of pop-culture inspired sonnets. Her work has appeared in literary journals and newspapers including The New York Times, and has been adapted for radio and stage. Her essay "Single, Female, Mormon, Alone" was noted in 2012’s “Best American Essays." She earned her MFA at the Bennington College Writing Seminars, and serves on the board of directors at Mineral School Artist Residency.

Photo of 2015 EDGE Grad Maria Batayola, photo by Joe Iato.
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