Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pam Houston to serve as judge for 2012 WAC creative writing fellowships

The judge for this year’s creative writing fellowships in fiction is Pam Houston.

Pam Houston is the author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, the novel Sight Hound, and a collection of essays called A Little More About Me, all published by W.W. Norton. Her stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, and Best American Short Stories of the Century. She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA award for contemporary fiction, and The Evil Companions Literary Award and multiple teaching awards.

She is the Director of Creative Writing at University of California at Davis and teaches in The Pacific University low residency MFA program, and at writer’s conferences around the country and the world. She lives on a ranch at 9,000 feet in Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande. Her new book, Contents May Have Shifted, will be published by W.W. Norton in early 2012. Read more about Pam and her work at

At the Casper College Literary Conference Sept. 22-24, 2011, Pam will read from her work together with the fellowship winners. She also will conduct a writing workshop.

For more information, contact Michael Shay, 307-777-5234 or, or visit the WAC web site at Print applications will be mailed out next week. Printable applications will be available at the WAC web site. Guidelines available on the right sidebar of this blog.

Postmark deadline is June 20, 2011.

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