Today and tomorrow, poet and essayist Julie Marie Wade will be a guest of the ASFA Creative Writing department. We’re so excited to have her with us. This afternoon, she’ll conduct a masterclass with students in our 9th grade nonfiction workshop, and tomorrow she’ll give a reading from her recent book of lyric essays, Catechism: A Love Story. Here’s a pull quote from an interview with the on-line journal So to Speak: Feminism + Language + Art, in which Julie discusses the collection at length:
…And of course, I do think love is the ultimate sacrament, that which subsumes all others. I believe love transcends gender and race and class and orientation. I believe love is bigger than any institution that professes to define, prescribe, or contain it. And so why not write a Catechism that is a love story—with a human beloved as well as a love story with language itself and new ways that language might be used?
Click here for the full text of the interview.