Writer in residence John Costello leads a workshop for elders on writing from family photographs. Using examples from his own life and writing about discovering family history through going through photos with his grandmother, John will expand participants’ recollections of the photographs they bring to the session.
A native of Boise, Idaho, John Costello has lived in four of the five Pacific coastal states and was an exchange student in Russia shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota. He now lives in Seattle, where he is working on a poetry collection and a novel.