Brenda Miller to Lead Workshops in the Lyric Essay

During the 2008 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, creative nonfiction writer Brenda Miller will be leading workshops in the lyric essay.

Miller spends the academic year as associate professor of English at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Her collection of essays, Season of the Body was a finalist for the PEN American Center Book Award and she has received a number of Pushcart Prizes for her work. Her essays have appeared in such periodicals as the Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, and the Sun.

Miller is also widely acclaimed as a popular teacher of writing. The textbook that she co-authored with fellow WWU writing professor Suzanne Paola, Telling it Slant, is used in classrooms all over the world. At the Conference, she will lead workshops in the lyric essay on both Wednesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 17, and will be part of a panel presentation on Friday, July 18.

We are very excited and grateful to have her at the Conference this year! To register for her workshops or for any of the Conference workshops, please follow this link