1 Sunday, December 4, 2-5pm
Holiday Special: $50 for members & non-members
Writers’ Round Table is a brand-new series at The Writing Salon that gives participants an opportunity to appreciate the work of emerging and established authors while being exposed to unique ideas about the craft of writing and the writer’s life.
“With the widespread reach of media platforms like Youtube and Instagram, there are now more ways than ever to share your work with the world,” says Kai Carlson-Wee. In this Round Table event, Kai will look at the ways in which he’s turned his writing into visual art, whether film or photography, and he will teach us how to enlarge and enrich our own writing by working in and responding to other mediums. We will be talking about imagery and visualization, both on and off the page, and imagining our work through the five senses. No technical experience is necessary.
During the afternoon, there will be a screening of Kai’s award-winning film, Riding the Highline. He will also read from his poetry forthcoming in Rail (BOA Editions, Ltd.)—poems that have already been featured in Narrative, Best New Poets, Missouri Review, and elsewhere.
The event will be capped at 14 sign-ups, giving participants a chance to engage in intimate discussions with Kai. There will be a 15-minute break midway through the event at which time The Writing Salon will provide snacks and beverages.
Kai Carlson-Wee is the author of Rail, forthcoming from BOA Editions, Ltd. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and his work has appeared in Narrative, Best New Poets, TriQuarterly, Blackbird, Crazyhorse, and The Missouri Review, which selected his poems for the 2013 Editor’s Prize. His photography has been featured in Narrative Magazine and his poetry film, Riding the Highline, received Special Jury Awards at the 2015 Napa Valley Film Festival and the 2016 Arizona International Film Festival. With his brother Anders, he has co-authored two chapbooks, Mercy Songs (Diode Editions) and Two-Headed Boy (Organic Weapon Arts), winner of the 2015 David Blair Memorial Prize. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he lives in San Francisco and is a Jones Lecturer in poetry at Stanford University.