Author Archives: womenwritingthewest

New Release: GIRLS FROM CENTRO by Juni Fisher

WWW member Juni Fisher released her debut novel, Girls from Centro, on November 12, 2018, a coming-of-age, contemporary tale with a strong Hispanic backbone that tackles the question of immigration, poverty, family, and sacrifice. Teresa sells souveniers to tourists and … Continue reading

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WWW Member Kayann Short’s Essays Reflect Nature

Kayann Short’s latest essay, “Bones Beneath Bark: The Ecological Kinship of Trees and Humans,” has appeared in Hawk & Handsaw: The Journal of Creative Sustainability. Paired with Joyce Tennyson’s luminous photography of trees and nature, the essay considers how trees benefit … Continue reading

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Celebrating 2018

WWW is filled with writers of all walks, writing all genres, but with two things in common: we are women, and we write the west. In 2018, many of us have won awards, sat on finalist lists, released and re-released … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Chief Plenty Coups State Park

This week’s blog is courtesy of WWW member Natalie Bright, who shares with us her experience at Chief Plenty Coups State Park, a field trip taken by the WWA organization. Natalie’s insights are a great read for anyone who has … Continue reading

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2018 Conference Experience — Fort Walla Walla Museum: A Journey into the Past

by WWW member Mary Trimble Part of the Women Writing the West conference in Walla Walla, Washington, was a tour of the 17-acre Fort Walla Walla Museum, an impressive collection of fascinating relics of the area’s history. Beginning our tour … Continue reading

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Nature Writing Workshop Recap

We’re taking this week to post the Nature Writing Workshop from the 2018 WWW conference given by Evelyn Hess and Janice Kirk. It was presented the Saturday of the conference, but due to the WWW business meeting, the workshop was … Continue reading

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Stephanie West Allen Reviews the 2018 WWW Conference

by Stephanie West Allen I have explored a number of writing-focused conferences and seminars in the last few years and have found that each has a different structure and feel. Almost like different cuisines ranging from down-home comfort food to … Continue reading

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