Join us as we celebrate the release of recent books by Sarah A. Chavez (Hands That Break & Scar) and Wendy Oleson (Please Find Us). They will read from and sign copies of their work.
Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley, is the author of the poetry collections, Hands That Break & Scar (Sundress Publications, 2017) and All Day, Talking (dancing girl press, 2014), selections of which were awarded the Susan Atefat Peckham Fellowship. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in the anthologies Xicanx: Mexican American Writers of the 21st Century and Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzalduan Borderlands as well as the journals Pretty Owl Poetry, Atticus Review, Brevity, North American Review, and The Fourth River Tributaries Series, among others. She recently joined the faculty at the University of Washington Tacoma where she teaches creative writing and Latinx/Chicanx-focused courses. She serves as the poetry coordinator for Best of the Net Anthology and is a proud member of the Macondo Writers Workshop.
Wendy Oleson is author of two award-winning chapbooks, Please Find Us (Gertrude Press) and Our Daughter and Other Stories (Map Literary). Her fiction appears in Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, Carve Magazine, and elsewhere. She serves as Associate Prose Editor for Fairy Tale Review and teaches for the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension and Washington State at Tri-Cities. Wendy’s the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives with her wife and dog in Walla Walla, Washington.