Paula Becker, Priscilla Long and Shauna M. Ahern
Tonight three Seattle-area writers whose work encompasses multiple genres discuss their methods, inspirations, the ways in which their writing projects sometimes cross-pollinate, and how they approach the process of telling stories. Seattle historian Paula Becker, known for her histories of the Seattle World’s Fair and the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Expedition, is the author of Looking for Betty Macdonald: The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and I (now out in paperback from University of Washington Press). Her memoir, A House on Stilts: Mothering in the Age of Opioid Addiction will be published by University of Iowa Press in September.
Cookbook author Shauna M. Ahern, co-author of (with Daniel Ahern) of the James Beard award-winning Gluten-Free Girl Every Day and Gluten-Free Girl American Classics; and the author of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef: a Love Story with 100 Tempting Recipes, will speak about her memoir, Enough: Notes From a Woman Who Has Finally Found It, forthcoming from Sasquatch Books in October.
Priscilla Long, who writes poetry, essays, creative nonfiction, fiction, science, and history, is the author of The Writer’s Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life (University of New Mexico Press); Crossing Over: Poems; a collection of linked literary nonfictions entitled Fire and Stone (University of Georgia Press); and Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators (Coffeetown Press).