|Dana Wildsmith’s writing has its roots in literal soil: the earth of the old farm she works to keep alive, as documented in her collection of poems, One Good Hand, and through her environmental memoir, Back to Abnormal, or along the desert sands of our southern border, as told in her novel, Jumping. The latter is a story which grew from Wildsmith’s work as a teacher of English Literacy to non-native speakers. Her most recent poetry collection, One Light, follows the journey of her mother, Grace, down dementia’s rocky road.
Wildsmith has a new book forthcoming from Madville Publishing which took root as the pandemic flourished and we all searched for tools to help us cope with this unprecedented epic. With Access to Tools explores the role of tools in our lives: traditional farm tools, tools of the digital age, and cerebral tools such as patience and memory.
Wildsmith is a highly sought-after teacher of creative writing and has garnered residencies at the Hambidge Center, the Lillian E Smith Center, Grand Canyon National Park, and Everglades National Park. Her web site, www.danawildsmith.com, is the home of a widely read blog mostly centered on teaching and writing.
Writers’ Night Out is a
North Carolina Writers’ Network-West event
on the second Friday of the month.
(but stay tuned for a possible schedule change in coming months)
We will continue via Zoom for now.
Sometime we hope to continue in person, so please check your email.
But don’t wait, join the fun and camaraderie on Zoom!