This article is part of our ongoing series on the artists joining Tacoma City Ballet for our Sultry Summer Night Soirée on Saturday, July 21st at 7:00 PM. A limited number of tickets are still available for this amazing evening of art immersion.
Bill Ransom was born in Puyallup, Washington and received his BA in Sociology and English Education from the University of Washington; he earned an MA in Theory and Practice of Writing, minor in Folklore, from Utah State University. He was a firefighter, fire fighting basic training instructor and an advanced life support emergency medical technician in Jefferson County, Washington and in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Belize. Ransom has published six novels (three co-authored with Frank Herbert), seven poetry collections, numerous short stories and articles. He received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and was one of the pioneers of the Poetry in the Schools Program (now the Artists in the Schools Program) in five western states. His poetry has been nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; his latest collection is The Woman and the War Baby (Blue Begonia, 2008). Bill Ransom founded and directed the popular Port Townsend Writers Conference for Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington. He is a Member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College and makes his home in Grayland, Washington.
Conversations with Artists
Tacoma City Ballet’s Studio Spaces in The Merlino Art Center
508 6th Avenue | Tacoma, WA 98402
Saturday, July 21st 7:00 PM
For tickets: 253.272.4219 or www.tacomacityballet.com