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Cameron Conaway

Author's Bio

Cameron Conaway is a writer and fighter trying to tread lightly and make good things with words. His diverse background as a former mixed martial arts fighter, award-winning journalist and poet, K-College educator, world traveler and mindfulness practitioner has given him the toughness to push forward, the empathy to care and the perspective to think differently. TheModernTeam.com. His work as a journalist has appeared in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Newsweek, Stanford Social Innovation Review and The Guardian, and has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the International Reporting Project, the United Nations Foundation, Rotary International and the Wellcome Trust. Cameron is the author of five books. His latest, “Chittagong: Poems & Essays,” was praised by the Child Labor Coalition, and “Malaria, Poems” was named to NPR's Best Books of 2014 list. He has taught creative writing at Penn State University, on the Tohono O’Odham Native American Reservation, at Ottawa University and with Johns Hopkins CTY, among others. As a speaker, he has been trusted to deliver with integrity, passion and authenticity for Al Jazeera America, HuffPost Live, and Dartmouth College, among others. Join his Tribe: Bitly.com/WarriorPoet

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Chittagong (Iris Press, 2014), Malaria (Michigan State University Press, 2014), Until You Make the Shore (Salmon Poetry, 2013)
Chapbooks:
Bonemeal (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Journals:
(SALit) Savannah Art and Literature , Bare Root Review, Best Poem, Blue Fog Journal, Canopic Jar, Ghoti Magazine, J Journal: New Writing on Justice, Maudlin House, Memewar Magazine, Ottawa Arts Review, Poetry Midwest, Shampoo, Stickman Review, The New Writer, The Wordsmith Journal Magazine, The Write Room
Prizes:
·2015 Recipient of the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Fellowship ·2015 Fellow, Thailand, International Reporting Project ·2015 Grantee, India, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting ·2014 Emerging Writer-in-Residency at Penn State Altoona ·2012, 2013, 2014 End Polio Now "HistoryMaker" by Rotary International ·2012 Wellcome Trust Arts Grant recipient ·2012 Reader Views Literary Award for Best Book, Mid-Atlantic (Caged) ·2011 Muay Thai Sponsorship from WhatsYourFight.com, Thailand ·2007-2009 Poet-in-Residency at the University of Arizona's MFA Creative Writing Program ·2007 Richard Russo Award for Literary Criticism ·2006 Richard Russo Award for Creative Writing

Cameron Conaway Resume

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Listing last updated: January 27, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Altoona, PA
Raised in:
Altoona, PA

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