Ana Maria

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Location Stehekin, WA
Introduction Ana Maria Spagna lives and writes in Stehekin, Washington, a remote community in the North Cascades accessible only by boat, foot, or float plane. Her books include Potluck: Community of the Edge of Wilderness, Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter’s Civil Rights Journey, which was shortlisted for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association 2011 Book Awards, and Now Go Home: Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw, named a Seattle Times Best Book of 2004. Her work has appeared in many journals including Orion, Mountain Gazette, North American Review, Oregon Quarterly and High Country News, and in anthologies such as Wild Moments, A Mile in Her Boots, and Best Essays NW. A graduate of Northern Arizona University and the University of Oregon, Ana Maria now teaches creative nonfiction in the Master of Fine Arts program at Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. She is also an associate editor of River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative.