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In this workshop, we’ll challenge our traditional ideas of bravery. We will write toward the dark places in ourselves, into what lurks at the edges of our awareness and frightens us. We will use our collective bravery to put the darkness on the page and then interrogate it with editorial curiosity. Participants will leave with the skeleton of one new courageous poem.
Karen Finneyfrock's debut young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, was published by Viking Children’s Books in 2013. Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010. She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program. A member of four National Poetry Slam Teams, Karen traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy through the US Department of State to perform and teach poetry and in 2011, she did a reading tour in Germany sponsored by the US Embassy.