Introducing Our 2018 Writer-in-Residence & Artist-in-Residence

Introducing Our 2018 Writer-in-Residence & Artist-in-Residence


Poet and literary nonfiction writer Rebecca McClanahan is author, most recently, of The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change, a book that draws upon more than one hundred years of letters and documents to weave the multigenerational tapestry of her family history. Recipient of the Pushcart Prize, among other awards and fellowships, Rebecca is also an educator—teaching in her hometown at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina; in the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington; and serving as faculty for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. Her books on writing include Write Your Heart Out: Exploring & Expressing What Matters to You and Word Painting: The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively, currently in its sixth printing.


  1. Oh I would give almost anything to be able to paint like this artist. And then of course she HAS to do one of my favorite topics, paintings of birds. Is there any place out there in the real world where her ORIGINAL artwork can be purchased?

  2. Loved reading: Letters in Winter White, Snow Falling, by writer in residence Rebecca McClanahan touching .
    Beautifully written. Juanita Linn


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