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Joe Wilkins

Joe Wilkins
is the author of the memoir The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing up on the Big Dry and two books of poetry. His third full-length collection, When We Were Birds, was recently named a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. He directs the creative-writing program at Linfield College.

Into the Fire: The Sun Celebrates Personal Writing

Oct 20 - 22, 2017 Begins in 7 months
with Sy Safransky, Doug Crandell, Danusha Lameris, Heather Sellers, Sparrow & Joe Wilkins

Since 1974, The Sun has published the kind of brave, revealing writing that lives up to the magazine’s motto: “What is to give light must endure burning.” We invite you to join Sun readers and contributors — including Doug Crandell, Danusha Laméris, Heather Sellers, Sparrow, Joe Wilkins, and editor and publisher Sy Safransky — for a weekend retreat celebrating the written word. The authors will lead workshops geared to bring forth the best in your own essays, short stories, and poems. A Readers Write session will help get your pen moving.

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