S205. Strange Attractors: Women Writing Chance

F152, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Why is it that the women writers you know and admire so often describe the arc of their lives as if they had been wandering in a forest when a surprise, both urgent and oddly inevitable, led them to the freedom, justice, and rightness of where they stand now? From their vantage, they cannot see life having emerged differently. In Strange Attractors, thirty-six writers of our time discuss chance. Come hear why surprise is a necessary and inevitable friend to your creative life.



Edie Meidav is the author of three award-winning novels: Lola, California, Crawl Space, and The Far Field: A Novel of Ceylon. Her books—editorial picks by The New York Times and The L.A. Times—have been excerpted widely. An editor at Conjunctions, she is on the fiction faculty at the UMass Amherst MFA.

Rebecca Wolff is the editor of Fence and Fence Books and publisher of the Constant Critic. She is the author of four books of poems, most recently One Morning—, a novel called The Beginners, and many prose essays. Wolff is a fellow at the New York State Writers Institute and lives in Hudson, New York.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center