2017-2019 Writer In Residence: Cameron Gearen

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park is proud to announce its 2017-2019 Writer in Residence, Cameron Gearen.

Cameron publishes poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Her essays have recently appeared in The Washington Post, Full Grown People, Hippocampus and elsewhere. Her poetry chapbook, NIGHT, RELATIVE TO DAY, was selected for publication by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Shearsman Press released her book of poems, SOME PERFECT YEAR, in 2016. Currently, Cameron is working on a memoir.

As a former classroom teacher, Cameron continues to work with families on tutoring, writing help, and college essay coaching. Find her business on Facebook: Savvy College Consulting. She also works (nearly) full-time in marketing.

Cameron grew up in Oak Park and attended Oak Park River Forest High School, where her teachers encouraged her writing. She studied writing and English literature at Wesleyan University (Connecticut) and went on to earn an MFA in creative writing at Indiana University. Cameron has lived for long stints in Thailand, mainland China and France. She is devoted to her two daughters and her two dogs.

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