Wendy Call co-edited the widely used craft anthology Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide (Plume/Penguin) and wrote No Word for Welcome (University of Nebraska Press), winner of Grub Street’s 2011 National Book Prize for Nonfiction. She has served as writer in residence at twenty institutions, including Acadia and Everglades National Parks, Harborview Medical Center, New College of Florida, and Seattle University. Read her literary work at Guernica, Michigan Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, World Literature Today, and Yes! magazine, and her philosophy of teaching creative writing. Her current literary projects are supported by 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She also teaches at Richard Hugo House, Seattle’s literary center, and forPacific Lutheran University.
It was phenomenal! Immeasurably valuable to my writing progress (on too many levels to list them simply here.) The workshop far exceeded what I hoped to gain by participating. It was evident that Wendy invested an extraordinary amount of time, effort, and self in meticulous preparation of each week’s lesson and supporting materials — readings and links. Frankly, I was ecstatic to gain possession of what I now view as my Go-To CNF Primer Workshop book…. Wendy’s broad range of sensibilities in responding to workshop participants of various levels of writing skills, life experience, and communication styles, was as instructive to me as the overall workshop itself.
Great class ! Wendy builds a sense of community with the students provides precise individual feedback and excellent lessons. I plan to take another online class when offered.
Janice Secord Neilson