Jan Priddy

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

P.O. Box 1442
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Phone: 
503.436.2337

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 Brevity magazine and the Brevity blog, CALYX, Liminal Stories, Raven Chronicles, StringTown, WORK, The Humanist, 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 fiction, nonfiction, and poetry on the north Oregon coast. 

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthologies:
What Does It Mean to Be White in America? (2Leaf Press, 2016)
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"Runner's High" in Women Runners (Breakaway Books, 2001)
Journals: ,
Ontologica
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RAIN
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Stringtown
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The Humanist
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Fiction

Journals: ,
Ink-Filled Page
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Mused Literary Journal
, ,
Stringtown
,

Poetry

Journals:
Monkey Puzzle
,
Stringtown
Prizes won: 

“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).

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Corvallis, OR
Oregon
Raised in: 
Corvallis, Portland, and Seattle, WA
Washington
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Last update: May 01, 2019