Consultation Faculty

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Writers @ Work is honored to have the following consultation faculty members available to meet with writers during the 2013 Conference:

Dawn Marano: Dawn Marano & Associates, LLC

Dawn Marano is president and senior editor of Dawn Marano & Associates, LLC, an independent editing firm, offering substantive editing and literary consulting for book-length works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Previously she served as an editor at the University of Utah Press, where she published several nationally recognized authors, including Mark Spragg, Chris Chester, and Catherine Mansell Mayo. In addition to book editing, she facilitates private writing groups and is an instructor in creative writing through the University of Utah’s Lifelong Learning program. She is a co-author of When We Say We’re Home: A Quartet of Place and Memory, a work of literary nonfiction, and of a memoir-in-essays in progress, Trusting the Edge. Her work has been cited among “Notable Essays” in The Best American Essays.

Writers @ Work interview with Dawn Marano:

Nancy Stauffer-Cahoon

Nancy Stauffer-Cahoon: Nancy Stauffer Associates

Nancy Stauffer Associates is a boutique agency representing a small, select group of authors of the highest quality literary fiction and literary narrative non-fiction.

Over the course of her more than 20 year career, she’s held positions in the editorial, marketing, business, and rights departments of The New York Times, McGraw-Hill, and Doubleday.

Before founding Nancy Stauffer Associates, she was Director of Subsidiary Rights, Doubleday, where she worked with a diverse range of internationally known and bestselling authors of all genres including Isaac Asimov, Bill Cosby, Betty Ford, Arthur Hailey, Michael Jackson, William Safire, Peter Taylor, and Leon Uris.

She is proud to include among her clientele the authors Sherman Alexie, Laura Bell, Gary Ferguson, Kent Haruf, and Mark Spragg, whose works have received numerous awards including the PEN Faulkner, PEN Hemingway, National Book Award, Horn Book Award, Whiting Foundation Award, and Mountain and Plains Award, and have appeared on innumerable national and international bestseller lists.

Writers @ Work interview with Nancy Stauffer-Cahoon:

Nicole Walker — Guest Writer

Nicole Walker’s nonfiction book, Quench Your Thirst with Salt won the 2011 Zone 3 nonfiction prize and will be published in 2013. She is also the author of a collection of poems, This Noisy Egg (Barrow Street, 2010). She edited, along with Margot Singer, Bending Genre: Essays on Nonfiction, which will be released by Continuum Press in 2013. She’s a nonfiction editor at Diagram. She received her PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Utah and currently teaches at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Writers @ Work interview with Nicole Walker:

Steve Woodward — Graywolf Press, Associate Editor

Steve Woodward is Associate Editor at Graywolf Press. He holds a BA in English from Brigham Young University and an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan, where he received Hopwood Awards in both fiction and nonfiction. Authors he has worked with at Graywolf include Susan Steinberg, Benjamin Percy, Alan Heathcock, Carmen Bugan, Shann Ray, and Ben Stroud. He is editor and co-founder of Menagerie, an online magazine that focuses on hybrid forms, and has also worked at Michigan Quarterly Review and the Bloomsbury Review. He has spoken about publishing and independent presses at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, the Loft Literary Center, the Flathead River Writers’ Conference, and the University of Minnesota, among other places.

Writers @ Work interview with Steve Woodward:

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