Summer 2024 Wilder Words
24PearlStreet Faculty Reading

Thursday, June 13, 2024
6-7 PM

Join us for the next installment of Wilder Words, a quarterly virtual reading featuring the stellar faculty of the 24PearlStreet Online Writing Program. In this reading, we’ll hear from authors Alysia Abbott and Keetje Kuipers, who will all join 24PearlStreet to teach in the upcoming Summer 2024 season.

The event is free and open to the public. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

About Our Readers



Alysia Abbott‘s memoir, Fairyland, was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, and was named Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and Shelf Awareness. Fairyland has been translated into Polish, Spanish, Italian, and French and has been awarded the ALA Stonewall Award and the Madame Figaro “Prix de l’Héroïne” Literary Prize. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, TriQuarterly, Lit Hub, Vogue, and elsewhere.  Formerly the Director of the Boston Literary District, she now leads the Memoir Incubator Program at GrubStreet in Boston.

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Keetje Kuipers is the author of three books of poems, all from BOA Editions: Beautiful in the Mouth (2010), which was chosen by Thomas Lux as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, The Keys to the Jail (2014), and All Its Charms (2019), which includes poems honored by publication in both The Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies. Keetje’s poetry and prose have appeared in Narrative, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times Magazine, American Poetry Review, Orion, The Believer, and over a hundred other magazines. Keetje has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, the Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellow in Poetry at Bread Loaf, the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College, and the recipient of multiple residency fellowships, including PEN Northwest’s Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency. Keetje is Editor of Poetry Northwest and VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on the board of the National Book Critics Circle. She lives in Missoula, Montana, with her wife, their two children, and a backyard full of bears.

At 24PearlStreet, we believe everyone has a story to tell, and we are here to help you tell yours. Whether you are a seasoned writer or just starting, our online writing program has something for everyone. From poetry to prose, fiction to non-fiction, our courses are designed to help you refine your craft and take your writing to the next level.

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