The Plateau Area Writers Association, a gathering of accomplished and aspiring writers, is dedicated to forming writer's critique groups, encouraging our writers' creative efforts and providing community services while huddled in the shadow of Mt. Rainier in the plateau area of Southeast King & Northeast Pierce counties, Washington.

PLEASE NOTE! PAWA will return as of 6/2017 to the

Enumclaw Library
1700 1st St, Enumclaw, WA 98022


Tuesday, June 13, 2017
10 AM-12 PM

SPEAKER: Peter Ludwin

Peter Ludwin

Ludwin, our award winning poet, reader, speaker for this summerís meeting is the recipient of a Literary Fellowship from Artist Trust and the W.D. Snodgrass Award for Endeavor and Excellence in Poetry. He is a world traveler who has journeyed by canoe to visit remote Indian families in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador, hiked in the Peruvian Andes, thumbed for rides in Greece, bargained for goods in the markets of Marrakech and Istanbul and survived debilitating illness in China and Tibet, he is also accomplished on acoustic guitar and autoharp. He lives in Kent, Washington.

His work has appeared in many journals, including Atlanta Review, The Bitter Oleander, The Comstock Review, Crab Orchard Review, Nimrod, North American Review and Prairie Schooner. His first book, A Guest in All Your Houses, was published in 2009 by Word Walker Press. His second collection is Rumors of Fallible Gods, a two-time finalist for the Gival Press Poetry Award that was published in 2013 by Presa Press. His new book, Gone to Gold Mountain, was published in August, 2016 by MoonPath Press.

A thirteen-year participant in Mexicoís San Miguel Poetry Week, where he has studied under such noted poets as Mark Doty, Tony Hoagland, Joseph Stroud and Robert Wrigley, Ludwin was the Second Prize winner of the 2007-2008 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards. In 2010 Soundings Review named him its Readerís Choice winner in the spring/summer issue.

Most recently, he was named the 2016 First Prize winner of The Comstock Reviewís Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award, a finalist in poetry for the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards, and the Second Place poetry winner of the 2016 Kay Snow Writing Awards sponsored by Willamette Writers. A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, he received nominations in 2016 from MoonPath Press and Connecticut River Review.


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