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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.
Kaye Spivey is a Pacific Northwest writer who recently published her first poetry chapbook, An Isolated Storm, in February 2015 and has been previously published in such literary journals as Written River, Sterling Mag, Ghostlight, The Penwood Review, and Northwest Boulevard among others. Her short story The Bathtub was recently published in For Books' Sake's (RE)Sisters anthology. Spivey's full-length poetry book is currently in the works, as is her upcoming fantasy novel, Circuit.