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Creative Nonfiction Writer
Ana Maria Spagna lives and writes in a remote community in the North Cascades accessible only by boat, foot, or float plane. She is the author of Potluck: Community on the Edge of Wilderness, Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter’s Civil Rights Journey, winner of the 2009 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize and Now Go Home: Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw, named a Seattle Times Best Book of 2004. A graduate of Northern Arizona University and Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, she’s currently on the permanent faculty for the Whidbey Writers Workshop low-residency MFA program and is associate editor for River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative.
Additional info: *Resident writer at Centrum (WA), the Vermont Studio Center (VT), and the Yaddo Colony (NY). *M.F.A. The University of Idaho *B.A. The University of San Francisco *Worked for years at The Tattered Cover in Denver and Brookline Booksmith in Boston. *Writing and literature professor at a number of colleges, including the University of Idaho, Emmanuel College, Bay State College, the University of Lodz (Poland), and since 2003, Big Bend Community College in rural Washington state.