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DSC_7470 (534x800)Ana Maria Spagna is the author of Potluck: Community on the Edge of Wilderness, finalist for the 2012 Washington State Book Award, 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.

Her writing on nature, work, civil rights, and life in a small community appears regularly in journals and magazines including High Country News, Orion, Portland, Creative Nonfiction, Oregon Quarterly, and Brevity.  She lives in Stehekin, Washington with her wife, Laurie Thompson, and teaches creative nonfiction in the Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA program at Northwest Institute of Literary Arts.