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since 1997

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About Terry Wolverton

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When I was a little girl I knew two things: I wanted to be a writer and I wanted to teach. I used to imagine my stuffed animals were my students, and I kept a roll book with their names and took attendance.

I’ve been teaching for over 35 years, and I feel blessed to get to interact with others in their creative pursuits. It’s an intimate relationship and I feel I get to interact with participants about what matters most to you.

Because of my interest in exploration, and because I attended the Feminist Studio Workshop, an art school, I use the term “literary artist” to refer to what I do. To date, I’ve authored ten books of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction and edited fourteen literary compilations. I’ve also created or collaborated on dozens of performance, audio, video and visual art works.

I’ve been awarded a California Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, and a City of Los Angeles (COLA) Fellowship in Literature.

I am committed to the development of your work and your practice as a creative being.


Terry Wolverton brings insight, skill, technique, talent, humor, experience, wisdom, compassion and empathy to her writing consultations both one on one and in group settings. Her measured, astute observances of each writer’s strengths make her the ideal candidate to help inspire us to transform our weaknesses. Or, as she would put it in her infinite wisdom, “there is no bad writing, just work that hasn’t fulfilled its potential yet.” Terry can help you get there!
— Julia Poll
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