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Shawn Aveningo is an internationally published, multi-award-winning poet who founded the Verse on the Vine™ poetry show. She has authored five poetry books and has performed in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Sausalito, Sacramento and St. Louis. Her work has been published in over 60 anthologies, literary journals and e-zines, including Tincture Journal, Pirene’s Fountain, Boston Poetry, Convergence, Poetry Now, Tule Review, and Haunted Waters Press Quarterly. Originally a Show-Me girl from Missouri, she’s a Summa Cum Laude graduate from University of Maryland and a very proud mother of three who has recently made Portland Oregon her home. And she absolutely loves shoes – especially red ones! (www.RedShoePoet.com)
I have been on the faculty of the University of Alaska, Anchorage's low-residency MFA program, specializing in literary memoir. I also teach for the Mountain Writers' Series in Portland, OR, and in the UK and Spain. Recently faculty for the Mendocino Coast Writers' Workshop.