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

Thursday, 11 October 2018 at 7:00 pm|

Natalie Singer Why There Are Words Sausalito 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 Sausalito reading series with several other authors to be announced. October’s reading theme has yet to be determined and there is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

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333 Caledonia St., Sausalito, CA 94965
415-290-0934

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