Anne-Marie Oomen

Writers Retreat Writer-in-Residence, Interlochen College of Creative Arts
Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Anne-Marie Oomen is author of the memoir Love, Sex and 4-H, (winner, Next Generation Indie Award for memoir); Pulling Down the Barn, and House of Fields, (both Michigan Notable Books); An American Map: Essays (Wayne State University Press); and a full-length collection of poetry, Uncoded Woman (Milkweed Editions). She is represented in New Poems of the Third Coast:Contemporary Michigan Poetry, edited Looking Over My Shoulder: Reflections on theTwentieth Century, an anthology of seniors' essays funded by the Michigan Humanities Council. She has written seven plays, including award-winning NorthernBelles (inspired by oral histories of women farmers), and Secrets of Luuce TalkTavern, 2012 winner of the CTAM contest. She adapted the meditations of Gwen Frostic for Chaotic Harmony, a choreopoem. She is founding editor of Dunes Review, former president of Michigan Writers, Inc., serves as instructor at the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing at Pine Manor College, MA; Interlochen College of Creative Arts; and appears at conferences throughout the country. She and her husband, David Early, built their home near Empire, Michigan.