Author

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Wendy Call is a recent Writer in Residence at Cornell College, New College of Florida, Harborview Medical Center, North Cascades National Park, Richard Hugo House, and Seattle University.

She co-edited (with Mark Kramer) Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide. This anthology, published by Penguin / Plume in 2007,  features craft essays from more than fifty nonfiction writes and journalists. Telling True Stories is used in hundreds of university classrooms across North America, Latin America, and Europe in more than a dozen academic disciplines.

Wendy’s essays, literary journalism, and translations of Mexican poetry and fiction have appeared in more than fifty journals and magazines in eight countries. Her current writing projects—creative nonfiction, personal essay, and poetry translation—are supported by the King County arts and culture commission, 4Culture; Seattle’s Jack Straw Foundation; and the K2 Foundation of Maine. She lives in Seattle and works as a writer, translator (from Spanish), editor, and educator. Before turning to full-time word-working in 2000, she devoted a decade to work for grassroots, social-change organizations in Seattle and Boston.

Wendy is a frequent visiting writer on university campuses, in 2012 at Augsburg College, Pacific Lutheran University, and University of Wisconsin. Read more at her website, or contact her: