Literary Mama:  A Conversation with Sarah Townsend
By Angelisa Russo, January, 2020

Setting The Wire - A Courageous & Lyrical Book about Postpartum Psychosis
By Sharon Gerdes, January 10, 2020

New Book Tackles Postpartum Psychosis

KPFA (NPR) UpFront with Cat Brooks - November 26, 2019

Author Sarah Townsend ’90 Returns to Discuss Memoir

An interview with Sarah C. Townsend about her memoir, "Setting the Wire"

September 24, 2019, by Jiyu Shin, Contributing Writer

Townsend ’90 Discusses New Memoir at Bookstore with McCrea ’21

by Cynthia Rockwell • September 29, 2019

the fish

Click to listen to Sarah's interview with writer/musician Cameron Dezen Hammon.

A Lyrical Memoir About Postpartum Psychosis

An interview with Sarah C. Townsend about her memoir, "Setting the Wire"

by Melanie Sweeney for Chicago Review of Books

An Inside-Out Memoir

by Melinda Minton for

What to Wear to Give a Presentation, Keynote or Host a Launch

by Theo Nestor

See what Sarah is reading in the Seattle Review of Books!

Writing From The Inside Of Postpartum Psychosis In Setting The Wire By Sarah Townsend

by Alexandra Panic

“You Just Have to Read This…” 3 Books By Wesleyan Authors

by Sara McCrea ’21


written by Jacob Singer May 1, 2019

Click for small press releases including Setting the Wire.

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Eagle Harbor Book Co. Event Press

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Click to listen to Sarah's podcast with Sheila Hamilton

"This is truly one of the most beautiful conversations we've had about the experience of psychosis and what it means to lose touch with reality. Sarah Townsend tenderly examines the terrifying experience of postpartum psychosis through art, film, psychology and explains why love and connection is key to finding ground again."

NPR Interview

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Training and Reading

Februrary 12th, 2020


NAPS Doulas

Seattle, WA

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Public Reading

Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing

Februrary 16, 2020

Goddard College MFAW

Fort Worden

Building 204, 2nd Floor

200 Battery Way

Port Townsend, WA


Lighthouse Writers' Conference & Retreat

Februrary 14-17, 2020

Goddard College MFAW

Alumni Association

Port Townsend, WA

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Guest Writer

University of Washington

Certificate in Writing Program

Memoir Writing: Structuring Your Story


March 7, 2020

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Narrative Intimacy in Literary Nonfiction Workshop


March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020


Course Link

Holyoke Reading Series


March 12, 2020


Link Coming

Panel Member

Orcas Island Lit Fest

April 17-19, 2020

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Language as Sound: Narrative as Score Workshop

April 25, 2020


Hugo House

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