Closeup of Terese Marie Mailhot.
Terese Marie Mailhot

As part of Washington State University’s Visiting Writers Series, Terese Marie Mailhot will be visiting WSU Pullman Oct. 4 and 5 to present her work and lead an intensive one‑day workshop on memoir writing for students of all majors. Mailhot is a writer from Seabird Island Band and teaches creative writing at Purdue University. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Pacific Standard, Granta, Mother Jones, Medium, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere.

She is the New York Times bestselling author of Heart Berries: A Memoir, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-Language Nonfiction, and was selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for March/April 2018, among many other awards.

“We’re thrilled to have such an important voice in memoir writing visit our campus and work with our students,” said Zili Chang, the Visiting Writer Series Intern.

Mailhot will read her work and answer questions in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center on Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m., an event that is free and open to the public.

Her workshop will run in the Bundy Reading Room, Avery Hall on Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mailhot will take a student-centered approach to guide students through memoir writing. To enroll in the workshop, contact Leisa McCormick at lmccormick@wsu.edu. Space is limited.

The WSU Visiting Writer Series brings noted poets and writers of fiction and nonfiction to campus for creative readings, class visits, workshops, and collaborative exchanges across intellectual and artistic disciplines. Mailhot’s visit to WSU is co‑sponsored by ASWSU and the Common Reading Program.

Learn more about the Visiting Writer Series at WSU.