On Tuesday, March 30 at 7:00pm, join Warwick's for a special Writing Workshop with award-winning author, Midge Raymond. Midge, author of the short story collection, Forgetting English, will explain how to use verbal images and sensory details to create a vivid landscape for readers. She will explain how to map out journeys (literal as well as emotional) on the page, how to go beyond mere description, and how to bring readers into the worlds that writers create. This $25 hour-long workshop - which will include writing materials and a signed copy of the award-winning Forgetting English - will be followed by a book discussion and signing.To sign up, please either call the book department at (858) 454-0347 or stop by the store.
Forgetting English: Winner of the 2007 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Midge Raymond stretches the boundaries of place as she explores the indelible imprint of home upon the self and the ways in which new frontiers both defy and confirm who we are. The women who inhabit these stories travel for business or for pleasure, sometimes out of duty and sometimes in search of freedom, and each encounters the unexpected. From a biologist navigating the stark, icy moonscape of Antarctica to a businesswoman seeking refuge in the lonely islands of the South Pacific, the characters in these stories abandon their native landscapes - only to find that, once separated from the ordinary, they must confront new interpretations of who they really are, and who they’re meant to be.
Midge Raymond's short fiction has been featured in numerous literary magazines, including the North American Review, the Ontario Review, Other Voices, and Witness. She holds an MA from Boston University’s College of Communications and has worked as an editor and copywriter. When living in Southern California, she held writing workshops and seminars at San Diego Writers, Ink., where she also served as vice president of the board of directors. She now lives in Seattle, where she teaches at Richard Hugo House.