APU’s Spring 2014 Writer-in-Residence Announced

Martha AmoreAnchorage author, Martha Amore, has been chosen as APU’s Spring 2014 Writer-in-Residence. Established in 2012, this honor goes annually to an Alaskan who has excelled in the field of creative writing.

Martha achieved her Masters of Fine Arts in Fiction from UAA, and currently resides in Anchorage with her husband and three daughters. She has received many awards and recognitions for her writing including Radical Arts for Women Nicole Blizzard Short Story Contest (first place, 2013), Harold McCracken Excellence in Fiction Contest (second place, 2010), and Anchorage Daily News Wanda’s First Lines (winner, 2005).

Her first novella, Weathered In, was recently published in the anthology Weathered Edge: Three Alaskan Novellas (VP&D House). Other stories and articles have appeared in Radical Arts for Women, Room Literary Journal, Cirque A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Women Speak, and Range Magazine.

Across the spring semester, Martha will be working with creative writing courses and serving as a mentor to APU student writers.