Susan Meyers

With 20+ years of experience coaching authors and teaching at four top-ranked universities, Susan V. Meyers currently directs the Creative Writing Program at Seattle University. She holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota and a PhD from the University of Arizona, and has been a writer in residence at seven different arts centers around the country. Both her nonfiction book on immigration and her novel, Failing the Trapeze, have won major awards, including the Nilsen Award for a First Novel and grants from the Fulbright foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Other work has recently appeared in Per Contra, Calyx, Dogwood, The Portland Review, The MacGuffin and The Minnesota Review, and it has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.