Annie Dawid won the 2012 Flash Fiction Award from A Room of One’s Own (AROHO) foundation. She is a former professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Lewis & Clark College (1990-2006) now living in Southern Colorado’s Wet Mountain Valley. Her last book, And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories of a Family (2009), won the Litchfield Review Award for Short Fiction. Previous works include Lily in the Desert: Stories (Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 2001) and York Ferry: A Novel (Cane Hill Press, 1993). Her story of September 11th, “The Closer You Were, the Less You Knew,” won second prize in Glimmer Train Magazine’s Fiction Open in 2006. In 2007, she opened BloomsburyWest, a retreat for writers and artists in Silver Cliff, Colorado (www.bloomsburywest.com).
At the 15th annual Taos Summer Writers' Conference, Annie will be teaching a weekend workshop called "The Sound of Her Voice: Narrative Character."
Some recent good news for Annie:
- Her short piece, "Homeless with Dad," is a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award and will be published in this year's New American Fiction Anthology.
- Her short Essay, "Being Jewish in the Shadow of the Sangre de Cristos," will be published in the spring Jewish Currents magazine.
- Her short story excerpt, "Instinct," was published in Colorado Central's Jan/Feb issue.
- Her nonfiction piece, "Dances Sacred and Profane," will be published this year in Progenitor, the magazine of the creative writing program at Arapahoe Community College.
- Her story, "Homeless Camping Jump," was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Glimmer Train recent Fiction Open.