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Kate Braverman is a poet and experimental writer of a singular and ruthless breed. She is author of four books of poetry, the novels: Lithium for Medea, Palm Latitudes, Wonders of the West, and The Incantation of Frida K. Her Graywolf Prize for Creative Non-Fiction award winning memoir, Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles: An Accidental Memoir was published in Feb. 2006.

Kate’s works have been translated to Italian, Turkish, Latvian, Japanese, French and German. Kate's short stories and poems are widely anthologized. "Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta" appears in the Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. Kate's short-story "Mrs. Jordan's Summer Vacation" won Editor's Choice Raymond Carver Award. She received a Pushcart Prize for her short story, "Cocktail Hour. Other awards include the 2005 Mississippi Review Prize, a Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fellowship for lifetime recognition of achievement. Most Recently Kate has won the Margie J. Wilson Poetry Prize from Margie Review.

Kate has also received a Recongition Award from the California Legislature Assembly, and a San Francisco Public Library Honoree. Her certificate reads: "For your success as an influential novelist, short story writer, and poet, and for your literary acheivements that have garnered great acclaim, numerous awards and a Pushcart Prize, thereby making California a better place to live."

Kate lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. All the rumors are true.

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Santa Fe Workshops

Kate Braverman will teach a series of writing workshops. Write, howl with the coyotes, write, watch the sunset like a massacre across their faces, write, eat, write, witness the promiscuous moon leave her greasy streaks across the innocent sky, write, have nightmares and write.

The Santa Fe Workshop welcomes writers of all levels and genres. It’s not what you already know, but what you can learn from this intimate workshop. Experimentation and improvisation are strongly encouraged. Risk is mandatory.

The Santa Fe Workshop is limited to 12 writers.

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    © 2005-2009 Kate Braverman. Author photo by Chris Felver. Graphic from Palm Latitudes book cover by H.Schwartzberg. The Braverman Archive is maintained by John Kingston.