S199. The Meridel Le Sueur Essay: Sixteen Years of Water~Stone Review

Auditorium Room 3, Level 1
Saturday, April 11, 2015
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Fall 2014 marks the 16th anniversary of the annual Meridel Le Sueur Essay in Water~Stone Review. A Minnesota journalist, fiction writer, essayist, and poet, Meridel Le Sueur’s work paid witness to the central economic, political, ecological, and social realities of the century. She wrote that the writer must go “all the way, with full belief, into the darkness.” Four award-winning writers will read from their essays.



Mary F. Rockcastle is the author of the novels In Caddis Wood and Rainy Lake. She is director of the creative writing programs at Hamline University and executive editor of Water~Stone Review. Her awards include a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction in prose and a Bush  fellowship.

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the bestselling memoir Wild, the novel Torch, and Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection of her Dear Sugar columns. Her essays have appeared in Best American Essays, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, the Sun, Tin House, the Missouri Review, and elsewhere.

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the anti-memoir The Chronology of Water, the debut novel Dora: A Headcase, three books of short stories, and a critical book on war and narrative. Her writing awards sit next to her swimming awards. She writes and swims in Oregon. 

Honor Moore is the author of The Bishop's Daughter: A Memoir, The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent By Her Granddaughter, and of three volumes of poems: Red Shoes, Darling, and Memoir. She coordinates nonfiction and teaches in the New School graduate writing program.

Susanne Paola Antonetta’s most recent book is Make Me a Mother, a memoir of adoption. Awards for her poetry and prose include a New York Times notable book, an American Book Award, a Library Journal best science book, a Pushcart Prize, and others. She is co-author of the nonfiction text Tell It Slant.


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