Walter Nathan Literary Initiatives Presents: Celebrating Great River Review

Online event to hear from Walter Nathan Essayist Rachel M. Hanson and Pink Poetry Prize winner Hannah Dierdorff
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Hannah Dierdorff (left) and Rachel M. Hanson
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The Walter Nathan Literary Initiatives presents the Walter Nathan Essay and Pink Poetry Prize winners, who will be featured in forthcoming issue 69 of Great River Review. Rachel M. Hanson, the 2022 Walter Nathan essayist, and Hannah Dierdorff, the 2022 Pink Poetry Prize winner, will read and answer audience questions. Join us on our YouTube channel for this online event!

Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations or tickets necessary. For questions about accessibility services and the venue, please email or call 612-626-1528.

Rachel M. Hanson explores the intersections of nature, gender, violence, and class in her work, often characterizing it from an ecofeminist perspective. Her essays can be found in Creative Nonfiction, The Iowa Review, Ninth Letter, North American Review, Best of the Net, American Literary Review, and many other literary journals. Her poetry was selected for Best New Poets and has been published in The Minnesota Review, Juked, New Madrid, and elsewhere. Excerpts from her novel-in-progress appear in Joyland Magazine. A recipient of the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Nonfiction at Colgate University, Rachel holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Utah, and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri. She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

Originally from Spokane, Washington, Hannah Dierdorff is a recent graduate of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Virginia, where she taught poetry and writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cut Bank, Arkansas International, About Place, and elsewhere.

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