Brenda Miller Reading & Peter Orner Workshop Dates Confirmed

Creative nonfiction writer Brenda Miller will give a reading from her latest book, Listening Against the Stone: Selected Essays (available for purchase and signing) on Friday, January 13th,  7PM at the Sacramento Poetry Center. In addition, Brenda will discuss markets for publishing creative nonfiction, and end with a brief audience Q&A. Brenda is visiting Sacramento to take part in the Master Teacher Weekend Workshop series.

The Sacramento Poetry Center is located at 1719 25th St (@R).

Brenda Miller is the author of the collections Listening Against the Stone: Selected Essays, Season of the Body and Blessing the Animals, and co-author of the creative nonfiction textbook Tell it Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction. She teaches writing at Western Washington University and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Bellingham Review.


Peter Orner’s weekend workshop has been confirmed for March 10&11th, and is now open for registration. Workshop is capped at 12 students. The cost is $400. For more information, visit

Peter Orner is the author of the story collection Esther Stories and the novels Love and Shame and Love & The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo. Peter taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop last year and teaches in San Francisco State’s MFA program.

There are currently only waitlist spots available for Peter Ho Davies’ workshop May 12&13th.

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