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Gail Folkins, writer and English instructor, often writes about her deep roots in the American West. Light in the Trees, a nature-themed memoir set in the Pacific Northwest and her second book, is now available from Texas Tech University Press.

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Writing Workshop at the American Library in Paris - Writing Creative Nonfiction
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November 16, 2019, 2-4 p.m., Seattle Public Library, Greenwood Branch

Talk on Applying for Writing Residencies
November 13, 7 p.m., Whatcom County Writers and Publishers, Bellingham, WA

Valley Reads - Light in the Trees
November 12, 7 p.m., North Bend Library, 115 E 4th St, North Bend, WA

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October 6, Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds, WA

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June 22, 2019, 10 am - noon, Seattle, WA

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June 27, 2019, 6-8 pm
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April 5-7, 2019
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February 3, 2019
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    A coming of age for a narrator and a place, Light in the Trees explores culture and change within the American West. You'll be able to find it in area bookstores, with online booksellers, or can order it from Texas Tech University Press.

    Light in the Trees is an Foreword INDIE 2016 finalist in the Nature category!

    Gail's essay "Bus Stops" was awarded third place in the 2013 Transitions Abroad Expatriate Writing Contest.

    "A Palouse Horse," published in Iron Horse Literary Review, was named a 2010 notable essay by Best American Essays editor Robert Atwan. Best American Essays is part of the Best American Series celebrating American literature. 



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