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Marian Blue:

Marian Blue’s award winning fiction, poetry, essays, and non-fiction (including interviews) have appeared internationally in newspapers (such as The Denver Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Virginian-Pilot, and The Oregonian), magazines (such as Cruising World, Motorboat & Yachting, Colorado Review, Snowy Egret, Eureka Literary Magazine, and Raven Chronicles) and books (such as The Tiller and the Pen--anthology/Eighth Moon Press—Passing the Three Gates–University of Washington Press–How Many Words for Rain–Sunbreak Press–and A Hundred White Daffodils–a Jane Kenyon anthology from Graywolf Press). Blue has been an editor for print and online publications (such as One World Journeys) and was founding editor for Soundings Review. She has also been a newspaper editorial page editor/writer and press release editor for a variety of publications. Her latest releases include co-author with JoAnn Kane for Artie Kane: Music To My Years, Life and Love Between the Note, from Amphora Editions and Interpretative Guide to Western-Northwest Weather Forecasts from Sunbreak Press. Her interview with Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon (originally published in the AWP Chronicle) will be included in the forthcoming Conversations With Donald Hall, editor John S. Martin-Joy, M.D., scheduled for release in 2019 from University Press of Mississippi. Blue has taught writing for community schools in Portland, Oregon and Old Dominion University in Virginia and Writers Digest Schools; she retired from Skagit Valley College(Washington) in December 2015 after more than twenty years of teaching writing, literature, and communication.

Wayne Ude:

Wayne is the author of three published books of fiction: a novel, Becoming Coyote; a collection of stories; Buffalo & Other Stories; and a Story Tellers Choice award winning children's book, Maybe I will Do Something: Seven Tales of Coyote. His short fiction, essays and interviews have appeared in Aspen Anthology, Greenfield Review, Lynx Magazine, North American Review, Ploughshares, Portland Review, Salt Cedar, Scree,  Sunday Clothes, Transatlantic, American Book Review, The Chronicle of the Associated Writing Programs, Colorado State Review, and Montana Magazine. He taught creative writing for over seventeen years at both collegiate and university levels as well as having served as Director and Editor in many capacities during his ongoing career. He was the founding director of the low-residency MFA program of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, located on Whidbey Island, Washington, from 2005 through 2016.

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