R255. Writing Through Race

Room 2B, Washington State Convention Center, Level 2
Thursday, February 27, 2014
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Writers of color usually discuss their workshop experiences in private, but what they will share here are the most common signs that a white writer (of prose or verse) has failed to fully imagine life beyond the looking glass.



Benjamin Hale is the author of the novel The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore. He is the recipient of the Bard Fiction Prize and a Michener-Copernicus Award and has been nominated for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the New York Public Library's Young Lions of Fiction Award. He teaches at Bard College.

Santee Frazier is the author of a collection of poems Dark Thirty. His poems have appeared Ploughshares, American Poet, Prairie Schooner, and others. He is low residence faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

David Lau is the author of the book of poems, Virgil and the Mountain Cat, and a chapbook called Bad Opposites. He is the co-editor of Lana Turner. He lectures at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

T. Geronimo Johnson is author of the PEN/Faulkner award finalist Hold it Til it Hurts and Welcome to Braggsville, a forthcoming comedy. Director of the the Summer Creative Writing Program at UC Berkeley where he is a Lyman Fellow, he designs creative writing pedagogy curricula.

Shane Book’s debut collection, Ceiling of Sticks, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and the GLCA New Writers Award, and it was a Poetry Society of America New American Poet Selection.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center