MFAW-WA alumna Sarah Townsend’s thesis–a memoir called Setting the Wire: A Memoir of Postpartum Psychosis–has been accepted for publication by The Lettered Streets Press in 2019 (April 1st publication date) and a launch at the AWP conference in Portland, OR at the end of March.

A little bit about Sarah Townsend:  her essays have appeared in The Writer in the World and Pitkin Review,  and her co-authored paper with Elisabeth Young-Bruehl serves as a chapter in Subject to Biography: Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Writing Women’s Lives. Sarah received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University, and she is a graduate of the College of Letters at Wesleyan University.  Sarah writes, teaches, and practices psychotherapy in Seattle, WA. You can learn more about her at