Biography

Natalie Singer is the author of the memoir CaliforniaCalling: A Self-Interrogation (Hawthorne Books, March 2018). Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in journals, magazines, and newspapers including Proximity, Lit Hub, Hypertext, Literary Mama, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, ParentMap, Alligator Juniper, Brain, Child, Largehearted Boy, The Nervous Breakdown, The Cut, Full Grown People and the 2015 anthology Love and Profanity. Natalie has been the recipient of several awards, including the Pacific Northwest Writers Association nonfiction prize and the Alligator Juniper nonfiction prize. California Calling was first runner up for the Red Hen Press nonfiction prize and a finalist for the Autumn House Press nonfiction prize. Natalie has taught writing inside Washington State’s psychiatric facility for youth and Seattle’s juvenile detention center, and she has worked as a journalist at newspapers around the West. She is a 2017-2018 writer-in-residence at On the Boards, a contemporary performing arts collective in Seattle, where her writing responds to the season’s works and creates a conversation with the community. Natalie earned her MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics from the University of Washington. Originally from Montreal, she lives in Seattle. (@Natalie_Writes)

 

Titles

California Calling split my heart open and reminded me how much immigrations matter, how much we all carry the traces of other worlds.

Lidia Yuknavitch
Author of The Chronology of Water

California Calling is a lyrical self-interrogation of obsession, emigration, and identity. Natalie Singer’s story opens in a courtroom on a witness stand, where she’s forced to testify in a family breakup that changes the course of her life. At sixteen Natalie emigrates from Montreal and the...Forward

Readings and events

Monday, 5 March 2018 at 7:00 pm|

Natalie Singer at Elliott Bay Book Company

Please join Natalie Singer, author of California Calling: A Self-Interrogation, who will be reading from and launching her new memoir at Elliott Bay Book Company. Singer will be joined by professor/author Sonora Jha in this unique reflection on American identity. There will be wine and cake for attendees.

locationElliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave., Seattle , WA 98122
206-624-6600

Friday, 9 March 2018 at 7:30 pm|

Natalie Singer at Powell's City of Books

Please join Natalie Singer, author of California Calling: A Self-Interrogation, who will be reading from her new memoir at Powell’s City of Books. Singer will be joined by and in conversation with author Jenny Forrester.

locationPowell's City of Books
1005 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97209
800-878-7323

Monday, 19 March 2018 at 7:00 pm|

Natalie Singer at ABA Spring Forum/PNBA Author Reception

Natalie Singer, author of California Calling: A Self-Interrogation, will be in attendance and signing books at this annual ABA Spring Forum/PNBA Author Reception.

locationElliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave., Seattle , WA 98122
206-624-6600

Sunday, 20 May 2018 at 4:00 pm|

Natalie Singer at Why There are Words PDX Reading Series

Please join Natalie Singer, author of California Calling: A Self-Interrogation, who will be reading from her new memoir at the monthly Why There are Words PDX reading series with five other authors to be announced. May’s reading theme is “Pollinate” and there is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

locationLeach Botanical Garden
6704 SE 122nd Ave., Portland , OR 97236
503-823-9503

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