Key West Literary Seminar
"SPIRIT OF PLACE: American Literary Landscapes"

January 10-13, 2002

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Moderator - Valerie Miner

Valerie Miner
Valerie Miner

VALERIE MINER is an award-winning writer of ten books. Her six novels include RANGE OF LIGHT, A WALKING FIRE and WINTERíS EDGE. Her two story collections are TRESPASSING and MOVEMENT. She has also published RUMORS FROM THE CAULDRON: SELECTED ESSAYS, REVIEWS AND REPORTAGE. Her new book, THE LOW ROAD: A SCOTTISH FAMILY MEMOIR appears in September, 2001.

Valerie Miner has contributed work to Salmagundi, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, TheVillage Voice, New Letters, Gettysburg Review, The Womenís Review of Books, The Nation, The T.L.S. and many other journals. Her stories and essays are published in over fifty books and anthologies.

She has won fellowships and awards from The Rockefeller Foundation the N.E.A., The Jerome Foundation, The Heinz Foundation, The Australia Council Literary Arts Board and the Fulbright Commission and many other sources.

Valerie Miner won the 1999 University College Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Minnesota where she is a Professor of English and Creative Writing. She taught at U.C. Berkeley for 11 years. She has also been on the senior faculty at Bread Loaf, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Writers at Work, the Aspen Writers Conference, The Port Townsend Writers Conference and many other workshops. She travels internationally giving readings lectures and workshops.

Web Site http://english.cla.umn.edu/faculty/Miner/miner.htm.

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