Priscilla Long (MFA ’90) is a Seattle area writer, teacher and popular speaker who publishes prolifically in a wide range of fiction, prose non-fiction and poetry. She’s earned many awards for her efforts, including from Hugo House and the Seattle Arts Commission. The English Department congratulates Priscilla on her latest book, fresh off the press: Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (Athens: University of Georgia Press, October 2016).
Reflecting on the making of art, Ms. Long writes in an The American Scholar essay, “Our Artful Brain”: “Making art requires persistence, the ability to work in a rather dogged manner over time, openness to unconscious material plus the patience to receive it, technical skill with materials, and the practice of engaging in a dialogue with the work as it develops. Making art also requires a particular sort of brain. The sort of brain we happen to have.” Read more