7:00 pm | THURSDAY JUNE 13
YC Literary Southwest presents an evening with authors Laraine Herring and Lynne Thompson. Laraine Herring is a memoirist, novelist, writing guide, and director of the Yavapai College Creative Writing Program. Lynne Thompson is the winner of the Perugia Book Award for poetry and the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize.
EVENT LOCATION: Yavapai College Library, Building 19, Room 147 (Susan N. Webb Community Room)
About Laraine Herring
Laraine Herring is the author of three books on writing from Shambhala Publications: Writing Begins with the Breath: Embodying Your Authentic Voice; The Writing Warrior: Discovering the Courage to Free Your True Voice; and On Being Stuck: Tapping into the Creative Power of Writer's Block. Both Writing Begins with the Breath and the Writing Warrior were included on Poets & Writers top books for writers. Her book Lost Fathers: How Women Can Heal from Adolescent Father Loss was released from Hazelden in 2005. She's written three novels: Ghost Swamp Blues, Gathering Lights, and Into the Garden of Gethsemane, Georgia. Her nonfiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her fiction has won the Barbara Deming Award for Women. Her work has most recently appeared in Tiferet, The Manifest-Station, and Quiet Storm, among many others. She teaches writing nationally at the Kripalu Center, the Omega Center, 1440 Multiversity, and at many writer's conferences. She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing and an MA in Counseling Psychology. She is currently the director of the creative writing program at Yavapai College where she is a tenured professor of creative writing and psychology. Her current project is A Constellation of Ghosts: A Speculative Memoir with Ravens.
About Lynne Thompson
Lynne Thompson is the author of the collections Start With a Small Guitar and Beg No Pardon, winner of the Perugia Book Award and the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award. In 2018, Thompson was awarded Honorable Mention for Cave Canem’s Toi Derricote/Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize as well as the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize for her manuscript, Fretwork, which was published in 2019. Along with her full-length collections, she also has written three poetry chapbooks. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Poetry, Colorado Review, Pleiades, diode poetry journal, New England Reviewas well as the anthology Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California. Thompson is Reviews & Essays Editor for the journal, Spillway. She lives in Los Angeles.