Critically acclaimed poet and essayist Camille Dungy will be speaking at Goddard College's MFA in Creative Writing Program on Monday, July 15. She will read from her work, which includes her recentcollection of personal essays, Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History, and answer questions. This public event will take place at 7pm in the Reading Room on the second floor of Building 204, 200 Battery Way, in Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA 98368. A reception and book signing will immediately follow the reading.
Camille Dungy's Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History. (W. W. Norton, 2017), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Roxane Gay called it "an elegant, meditative love letter to the life of the writer, the natural world, histories from which we cannot nor should not extricate ourselves, black womanhood, black motherhood, and the unabashed joy of raising up a black girl. . . . [A]s intimate as it is expansive." Dungy is also the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan UP, 2017), winner of the Colorado Book Award.
Time: 7pm reading, reception to follow
Location: Fort Worden, second floor of Building 204