About Terry Wolverton
Photo by Yvonne M. Estrada
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.