Art Center Gallery, Seattle Pacific University
3 W. Cremona
Seattle, WA 98119
Thursday, February 5, 2009
The Milton Center at Image is proud to award its 2008-9 postgraduate fellowship to Hannah Notess, a poet and non-fiction writer who recently received an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. Hannah will read from her poetry manuscript “The Disaster Tourist.”
Notess’s poems come from a posture of humility, and are enlarged by the religious sensibility rather than limited by it. They are full of great affection for the people she encounters, for the land, for the community. Her first task seems to be to love the world, to look with humility and wonder at the people and places she encounters, and then to render them truthfully.
Notess will be spending the academic year in residence at the Milton Center at Image and Seattle Pacific University, working to complete her first poetry collection and teaching creative writing classes. The Milton Center, based at Image journal, exists to nurture writers of Christian commitment and literary excellence. The Center also sponsors a weekly writer’s workshop.
In addition to writing poems and essays, Notess works as a freelance editor and is editing a collection of personal essays about growing up female and evangelical. Her poems have appeared in The Christian Century, Crab Orchard Review, Rattle, Relief, Ruminate, and Slate, and are forthcoming in 5 AM, Measure, and Mid-American Review.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 206.281.2988.
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