Gayle Brandeis Author PhotoGayle Brandeis is the author, most recently, of the memoir The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother’s Suicide (Beacon Press), and the poetry collection The Selfless Bliss of the Body (Finishing Line Books). Her other books include Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperOne), and the novels The Book of Dead Birds (HarperCollins), which won the Bellwether Prize for Fiction of Social Engagement, Self Storage (Ballantine), Delta Girls (Ballantine), and My Life with the Lincolns (Henry Holt), which received a Silver Nautilus Book Award and was chosen as a state-wide read in Wisconsin. Her novel in poems, Many Restless Concerns, will be published this December by Black Lawrence Press. Her essays, poetry and short fiction have been widely published in places such as O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, Salon, and many others, and have received numerous honors, including a Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award and a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016. She teaches at Sierra Nevada College and Antioch University Los Angeles. 

Gayle will be presenting:

Tell Our Stories with All Our Heart: Courage and Memoir

Essaying Personal Essays