Laura Oliver

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Laura Oliver

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    Birthday:
    March 17
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
    Occupation:
    Writing instructor St. John's College
    Are you published?:
    Yes
    Favorite Quotes:
    "How do I know what I think until I see what I say?" E. M. Forster
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    I am the author of "The Story Within, New Insights and Inspiration for Writers" newly published by Penguin Books this year and selected by The Writer Magazine as one of their "Top Ten Terrific Writing Books of the Year" and excerpted in their May issue "Where to Begin." I publish short stories and essays in national magazines, newspapers (Washington Post) and literary reviews (Glimmer Train.) I also teach writing workshops open to the public at St. John's College and through the Writer's Center in Bethesda and mentor individuals. I love discovering new talent and elevating it by teaching skills it has taken me a lifetime to learn. Teaching others to write keeps me in touch with the elements of the craft I need to remember for my own work. My work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist award in fiction." The Story Within" was blurbed by two time Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Franklin, journalism professors and magazine editors.
    The book was also selected by "Poets and Writers" magazine as their number one choice of writing books in their newsletter "The Time is Now." I have a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Literature from Bennington College.

    Memoir, fiction, quantum physics, neuroscience, the brain, genetics, anthropology