2019-2021 Writer In Residence: Laura Young

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park is proud to announce its 2019-2021 Writer in Residence, Laura Young.

Ms. Young, an English teacher since 2006 at Oak Park-River Forest High School, is a writer of both fiction (including novel-length and flash) and memoir. In addition to her teaching duties, Laura runs a week-long college essay writing intensive each summer at the Oak Park Public Library. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Iowa and a Masters of Arts in Education from California State University.

A past recipient of the New York Mills and S.A.F.T.A. writing residencies, Laura has had short stories and essays published in Shoreline of Infinity, Lunch Ticket, Cold Creek Review, The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, Ordinary Madness, Parent.co, and Lagom

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