Anne-Marie Oomen

Writers Retreat Writer-in-Residence, Interlochen College of Creative Arts
Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Anne-Marie Oomen co-authored Lake Michigan Mermaid: A Tale in Poems (with poet Linda Nemec Foster), a Michigan Notable Book, 2019. She wrote Love, Sex and 4-H, (Next Generation Indie Award for memoir); Pulling Down the Barn, and House of Fields, (Michigan Notable Books); An American Map: Essays, and a full-length collection of poetry, Uncoded Woman (Milkweed Editions).  She edited Elemental, A Collection of Michigan Nonfiction (2018; a Michigan notable Book), and Looking Over My Shoulder: Reflections on the Twentieth Century. She has written seven plays, including award-winning Northern Belles (inspired by oral histories of women farmers), andSecrets of Luuce Talk Tavern, 2012 winner of the CTAM contest. She adapted the meditations of Gwen Frostic for Chaotic Harmony,  a choreopoem. She is founding editor of Dunes Review, former president of Michigan Writers, Inc.; instructor at the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing at Pine Manor College, MA; Interlochen College of Creative Arts; and appears at conferences throughout the country. She and her husband, David Early, built their home near Empire, Michigan.

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