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Marybeth Holleman

Where: Anchorage
Genre(s): Fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, essays
Job(s): Writer, teacher
Online:
 • marybethholleman.com

Email: marybeth (at) marybethholleman.com

Favorite Places in Alaska: From the Chugach to the Neacola mountains, from Denali to Nome to Prince William Sound, all of Alaska fills me with wonder.

Bio: Marybeth Holleman was raised in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and transplanted to Alaska's Chugach Mountains just after college. She's written a few books and published essays, articles, and poems in periodicals such as Orion, North American Review, Christian Science Monitor, Sierra, and Alaska Quarterly Review, in anthologies including The Future of Nature, Solo, The Seacoast Reader, and American Nature Writing, and on NPR. She has taught creative writing and women’s studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and writes for nonprofits on environmental issues, from polar bears to oil spills.

Books:

  • Among Wolves: Gordon Haber's Insights into Alaska's Most Misunderstood Animal (Literary Nonfiction)  University of Alaska Press, 2013.

  • The Heart Of The Sound: An Alaskan Paradise Found And Nearly Lost (Literary Nonfiction)  University of Nebraska Press, 2011. (originally published in hardcover by University of Utah Press, 2004.)

  • Crosscurrents North: Alaskans On The Environment (Anthology, Poetry And Essays) Co-Editor with Anne Coray. University of Alaska Press, 2008.

  • Alaska's Prince William Sound Alaska Northwest Books. 2000.

Work Online:

Availability:
Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, lectures.  
Audience:
I work with any audience.
Special Interests:
I have a particular interest in nature writers, parenting, memoir, and literary activism.

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Listing last updated: February, 2015

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