About Melissa Hart:
Hart is the author of Wild Within and Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood. She’s a columnist at The Writer Magazine, and her articles and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Orion, High Country News, Hemispheres, Horizon Air Magazine, The Advocate, Adbusters, and numerous other publications. She teaches at the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon. Melissa lives in Eugene with her husband and daughter. Visit her at www.melissahart.com
In Potluck, Ana Maria Spagna explores the enduring human connection to place, journeying from Tijuana to a California beach to Utah's canyon country--and, always, back to the sparsely populated valley in the North Cascades she calls home. Potluck homes in on the everyday gatherings that, over time, define a community: a makeshift wedding, an art gallery opening, a farewell Potluck, a work party, a campfire, a political caucus, a funeral. "What connects us?" Spagna asks, and she reveals, again and again, the gift of community--easy and uneasy, deep and enduring and essential.
About Ana Maria Spagna:
Spagna is the author of Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey, winner of the River Teeth literary nonfiction prize and finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and two collections of essays, Potluck: Community on the Edge of Wilderness and Now Go Home: Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw, a Seattle Times Best Book of 2004. Her work appears regularly in journals and magazines including Orion, Portland, Creative Nonfiction, and High Country News. Ana Maria was born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in Riverside, California, but has lived most of her adult life in Stehekin, Washington, a remote community in the North Cascades accessible only by boat, foot, or float plane. After working for fifteen years on trail crews in national parks and forests, she now teaches creative nonfiction at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts where she serves as assistant director of the MFA program.
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