Women Who Confound Expectations

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Three award-winning women writers will share poetry and prose, and discuss writing against patriarchal expectations within their work...

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Wishing Tree Books is proud to announce a virtual event for Kristen Millares Young's newly published novel SUBDUCTION, featuring a reading and discussion with three outstanding Northwest writers.

During this reading and discussion, three award-winning women writers will share poetry and prose, and discuss writing against patriarchal expectations—both overtly and implicitly—within their work and in their writing lives.

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Sharma Shields is the author of Favorite Monster (winner of the 2011 Autumn House Fiction Prize), The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac (winner of the 2016 Washington State Book Award) and The Cassandra (winner of a 2020 Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award). An employee of Wishing Tree Books, Sharma has worked in public libraries and indie bookstores throughout Washington State.

Buy Sharma's latest book: The Cassandra

Alexandra Teague was awarded a 2019 Civitella Ranieri Foundation fellowship. She was previously the recipient of the 2014 Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize, a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a 2006-2008 Stegner Fellowship at Stanford. After living, studying, and teaching in states including Arkansas, Missouri, Florida, and California, she is currently an Associate Professor in University of Idaho's MFA program, faculty advisor for Fugue, and an editor for Broadsided Press. She is also a founding member of the interdisciplinary arts BASK Collective. She lives in Moscow, Idaho, with her husband, the musician and composer Dylan Champagne.

Buy Alexandra's latest book: Or What We'll Call Desire

Kristen Millares Young is the author of the novel Subduction, a Paris Review staff pick called “whip-smart” by the Washington Post, a “brilliant debut” by the Seattle Times and “utterly unique and important” by Ms. Magazine. Subduction is a finalist for two International Latino Book Awards for best novel and best first novel. From 2018 to 2020, Kristen served as Prose Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House. Her prize-winning investigations, essays and reviews appear in the Washington Post, Literary Hub, the Guardian and elsewhere.

Buy Kristen's new book: Subduction

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