Brenda Miller


Brenda Miller Profile
  • Biography


Brenda Miller edited the anthology The Next Draft: Inspiring Craft Talks from the Rainier Writing WorkshopHer most recent collection of her own work is A Braided Heart: Essays on Writing and Form. She is the author of five more essay collections, including An Earlier Lifewhich received the Washington State Book Award for Memoir, and she is the recipient of six Pushcart Prizes. Her book of collaborative essays with Julie Marie Wade, Telephone: Essays in Two Voicesreceived the Cleveland Poetry Center Award for Creative Nonfiction. Her poetry chapbook, The Daughters of Elderly Women, received the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. She coauthored, with Suzanne Paola, the textbook Tell It Slant: Creating, Refining, and Publishing Creative Nonfictionnow in its third edition from McGraw-Hill.

Mentor. Workshops and classes in nonfiction.

Statement: “As both a writer and a teacher, I’m so interested in how we make authentic connections, especially in a world that has grown so busy and ‘digitized’ that such connections can be rare, fleeting, and absolutely stunning. I look forward to being witness, cheerleader, mentor, and companion as you find your true voice in creative nonfiction.”