F154. Graywolf Press 40th Anniversary

Room 615/616/617, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Friday, February 28, 2014
10:30 am to 11:45 am


In 2014, Graywolf Press celebrates forty years of publishing essential works of contemporary literature. From the Press's beginnings in Port Townsend, Washington, in 1974, to its current roster of award-winning writers, Graywolf has been recognized as one of the leaders in independent publishing. Please join the publisher and director of Graywolf and these fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and poets for a reading in celebration of the next forty years of Graywolf Press.



Tree Swenson is executive director of Richard Hugo House in Seattle. She was previously executive director of the Academy of American Poets. A former AWP board president, her work in the literary arts began with co-founding Copper Canyon Press, where she was the publisher and director for twenty years.

Tess Gallagher is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently Midnight Lantern, New & Selected Poems, as well as three books of fiction and two of essays, and writings about the work of her late husband Raymond Carver.

Ru Freeman is a Sri Lankan & American writer whose political and creative work appears internationally. Her novels, A Disobedient Girl and On Sal Mal Lane, are published in English and in translation. She is a national speaker, and writes for the Huffington Post.

Justin Hocking is the Executive DIrector of the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) in Portland, Oregon. His writing has appeared in The Rumpus, The Normal School, Thrasher, and The Portland Review. He is also author of the memoir The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld.


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