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April 26-28, 2024

Word of South

Ann McCutchan

Ann McCutchan is the author of six books of memoir, essay, and biography, most recently The Life She Wished to Live: A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Author of “The Yearling,” published by W.W. Norton (2021). Her work has appeared in various journals and The Best American Spiritual Writing; she is also the author of eight commissioned music libretti.

Formerly a musician and journalist, she was an award-winning professor of creative writing at the University of North Texas and editor of American Literary Review; as well, she was the founding director of the University of Wyoming’s MFA in creative writing program. Ann has received fellowships and residencies from the Rockefeller Foundation, Cornell University, the MacDowell Colony, and others. She holds music degrees from Florida State University and the University of Michigan, and an MFA from the University of Houston.

Ann grew up in Florida and now lives in Laramie, Wyoming with her partner, statistician Ken Gerow, and their brilliant Australian Shepherd, Cora Marjorie Rawlings (AKC registered name – honest).