Tags: Education; Literary Criticism

Marilyn McEntyre

Poetry, Spirituality, Environmental

Since leaving undergraduate teaching at Westmont College, Marilyn McEntyre taught writing at the UCB-UCSF Medical School and now coaches writers and teaches in programs at New College Berkeley, Western Seminary, and the Oblate School of Theology and offers writing workshops and retreats around the country (much of which is made possible by Zoom!). Her books include Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies; Speaking Peace in a Climate of Conflict; Word by Word; When Poets Pray; Dear Doctor; Where the Eye Alights; and The Mindful Grandparent (with co-author Shirley Showalter) as well as several volumes of poetry. In all her work she seeks ways to connect writing, spirituality, and healing, and to offer a wide embrace to the seeking and the curious.  

Festival Years: 2012, 2016, 2018, 2024