Brenda Hillman will give a lecture on the craft of poetry titled “Finding a Form for ‘Unacceptable’ Emotions” as part of the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference.
Brenda Hillman is the author of 10 collections of poetry, including Extra Hidden Life, among the Days. Previous titles include Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, which received the Griffin International Poetry Prize in 2014, and Practical Water, which received the Los Angeles Times Prize for Poetry. She has also co-translated At Your Feet by Ana Cristina Cesar, forthcoming in 2018. With Patricia Dienstfrey, she co-edited the collection The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood. A longtime faculty member of the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, she is the Olivia Filippi Professor of Poetry at St. Mary’s College.
Lecture tickets cost $25 per person and may be purchased by cash or check at the door. Or attend all eight conference lectures for a fee of $175, or just the poetry or fiction series (four lectures) for $90. See Writers’ Conference website for more details: http://www.napawritersconference.org/literary-events/
Students with valid ID are admitted for $15 per lecture. Napa Valley Writers’ Conference attendees, supporters, and community housing hosts are admitted for free.