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Jan Priddy

Author's Bio

Jan Priddy was born in Corvallis, Oregon and completed two Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the visual arts and a BA in Education at the University of Washington, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  Her metal work and ceramic sculpture was shown in galleries and museums throughout the west. And then she had children. Her writing has earned publication in CALYX, Raven Chronicles, StringTown, Pacific Magazine, WORK, The Humanist, Brevity blog, and North American Review, as well as inclusion in Women Runners (2001) and What Does It Mean to Be White in America? (2016). Since completing the Pacific University MFA program in fiction (2017), she continues writing nonfiction and poetry, and teaching college classes on the north Oregon coast. 

Publications and Prizes

What Does It Mean to Be White in America? (2Leaf Press, 2016), "Runner's High" in Women Runners (Breakaway Books, 2001)
Calyx, Ink-Filled Page, Monkey Puzzle, Mused Literary Journal, Ontologica, RAIN, Raven Chronicles, Stringtown, The Humanist, The MacGuffin, VoiceCatcher, Work
“Best of the Best” award in the holiday Brevity Smile Contest, for “On Yoolis Night" (2015), Finalist in the 2010 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize in Hunger Mountain (2010); Honorable Mention Short Story Award for New Writers in Glimmer Train (2009); Class Speaker for Pacific University MFA graduation (2007); Soapstone residency (2005); Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship (2003); Arts & Letters fellowship (2002); Pushcart nomination (2001); Fiction Prize from Oregon Writers Colony (2001); Teacher as Writer Award from OCTE (1996).

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Molly Gloss, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jane Hamilton, Toni Morrison, Carol Shields, Mark Twain.

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Listing last updated: September 13, 2016

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Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Born in:
Corvallis, OR
Raised in:
Seattle, WA

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