Two ‘powerhouse’ authors on tap for Port Townsend Writers’ Workshoppe
By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
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Admission will be by donation for this Writers’ Workshoppe event at 7 p.m.
“We’re so over the moon about this reading,” said Writers’ Workshoppe owner Anna Quinn, who calls Allison and Yuknavitch “two literary powerhouses.”
Allison is most famous for her novel Bastard Out of Carolina, a finalist for the 1992 National Book Award and winner of the ALA Award for Lesbian and Gay Writing.
Carolina, about family drama in the rural South, was translated into more than a dozen languages and made into a movie directed by Anjelica Huston and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Allison’s second novel, Cavedweller, was also a national best-seller as well as a New York Times Notable Book, and was adapted for the stage and screen.
Now a resident of Northern California, Allison has another novel coming out titled She Who.
Work by Yuknavitch
Yuknavitch is the author of an “anti-memoir,” The Chronology of Water, and the novel Dora: A Head Case, which she describes as “my love letter to nerds, misfits, introverts, and arthearts everywhere.”
She is a winner of the Oregon Book Award, among other prizes, and was a finalist for the Penn Center Prize in nonfiction.
A teacher of writing, film and women’s studies in Oregon, Yuknavitch has published her work in magazines including Ms., Exquisite Corpse and Zyzzyva.
For more information about Saturday’s event, phone the Writers’ Workshoppe at 360-379-2617 or visit www.writersworkshoppe.com.
Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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