Following on her delightful and engaging panel in October, "The Human in Humor," featuring Bernard Cooper and Sanjiv Bhattacharya, nonfiction writer Angela Wang '23 will be hosting a second Mapmakers Alumni Institute during our residency in January, "Funny Because It's (Mostly) True."

Bringing together writers Ann Imig and Allison Ellis, this session of the Mapmakers Alumni Institute will center conversation among the participants on how prose writers tackle difficult topics (like mortality, death, grief, betrayal, rivalry, etc.) with both honesty and humor.

Register for the webinar.

Allison Ellis is a Seattle-based writer. Her essays and humor pieces have appeared in The New York TimesAmazon Original Stories, AssayFourth GenreThe Washington Post, Slackjaw, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and her memoir-in-progress was awarded the 2021 First Pages Prize/Sandra Carpenter Prize for Creative Nonfiction.

Ann Imig is an award-winning writer, speaker, and performer, currently working as a certified positive psychology life coach. In 2010 she created the nationwide storytelling series and book titled Listen to Your Mother. A decade later LTYM continues Giving Motherhood A Microphone on stages all over the country.

A graduate of the MFA in Writing program at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, Angela Wang was a recipient of the Kwame Dawes Mapmakers Scholarship. She currently resides in Seattle with her family.

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