Caroline Goodwin and Harriet Chessman – Jan 24

Winter Trees Peninsula Literary presents

A Reading on Friday, January 24 at 7 pm

Featuring Caroline Goodwin and Harriet Chessman

Lucy Alford, Bob Dickerson and Ina Johnson, Carolyn Dille, and Neetal Parekh. Guest artist Debbie Bakker.

Produced by Jean Znidarsic and Carrie Hechtman

Harriet Scott Chessman has taught literature and writing at Yale University, Bread Loaf School of English, and Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program. In addition to the forthcoming The Beauty of Ordinary Things, she is the author of three acclaimed novels as well as The Public Is Invited to Dance, a book about Gertrude Stein. Her fiction has been translated into ten languages. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Caroline Goodwin was recently elected San Mateo County’s first Poet Laureate. Born and raised in Alaska, she moved to California in 1999 to attend Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow. She holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia and teaches writing workshops in the Stanford Writer’s Studio and at California College of the Arts. Her first collection, Trapline, was published in May 2013 by a small press in Chicago.