Join the Olympia-based Fusion writing collective as they celebrate their new anthology, Dancing at the Edges. The Fusion writing group resulted from merging two Olympia critique/workshops. The first workshop had its roots in the late '70s, and included both Cynthia Pratt and Chris Dahl. Linda Strever joined in 1988. A parallel group was founded by Jeanne Lohmann when she moved here in 1991. Both were open groups and attendance overlapped, so "fusing" the groups together seemed a logical progression. Numerous local poets, including men, have graced the sessions over the years and currently, Liz St. Louis, Kay Mullen, Suzanne Simons, Sue Prince, Gail Madden, and Kathleen Peppard are stalwarts. Poets appearing at our event will be added soon, but include:
Kay Mullen’s work has appeared in poetry journals and anthologies including Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry, Floating Bridge Review, and others. Her latest book, Even the Stones, was written in honor of her late husband, Anthony. In 2007, Kay earned an MFA from the Rainier Writer's Workshop, Pacific Lutheran University. She lives and teaches in Tacoma.