Anne-Marie Oomen | Michigan Writer
ANNE-MARIE OOMEN, Award-winning Michigan author, writer, poet, Interlochen Arts Academy, Writing Workshops, Poet in Residence, Writer in Residence, Writing Residence
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WORKS

The Lake Michigan Mermaid | A Tale in Poems

American Map: Essays

House of Fields: Memories of a Rural Education

Pulling Down the Barn: Essays on Growing Up in Rural Michigan

Uncoded Woman: Poems

Love, Sex and 4-H

AMO IN ACTION

HIGHLIGHT REEL
2017
Neruda’s Suitcase: a Multidimensional Poem for the Stage

Premier, February 16-17, 2017. Inspired by the Sale of Lost Luggage, commissioned and funded by a grant from Michigan Council for the Arts, this collaborative script was further developed with comparative arts students from Interlochen Arts Academy for the 2017 Year of the Pilgrim. Phoenix Theater, Interlochen Center for the Arts.

2016
Next Generation Indie Award for Best Memoir 2016

Love, Sex and 4-H receives Next Generation Indie Award for Best Memoir 2016 at the Indie gala, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL. May 11, 2016.

2016
Contemporary Writer’s Series

The Contemporary Writers Series celebrates its 20th year at Aquinas College with its 2016-2017 season. To date, 78 writers of all literary genres have brought their talents and inspiration to more than 17,000 students and community members. In honor of the anniversary, four popular and acclaimed writers from prior years have been asked to do a repeat performance this season.

2008, 2010-2014
Association of Writers and Writing Programs

I have been invited to serve on panels, readings, and caucuses at the AWP conferences in 2008, and 2010-14, including such diverse subjects as “God Loves Flyover States: Writing the Midwest” and the advantages of “Community in the Low Residency MFA.”

In 2013 I had the honor of introducing award-winning Richard Todd (cultural critic and co-author of Good Prose) with Tracy Kidder and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc in a Solstice sponsored conversation and reading.

2005 & 2008
Michigan Notable Book

2005 Pulling Down the Barn, Memories of a Rural Childhood | An eloquent recollection of a personal journey as she discovers herself an outsider on her family farm located in western Michigan’s Oceana County, in the township of Elbridge. Written as a series of heartfelt interlocking narratives.
2008 House of Fields | Anne-Marie Oomen uses a wealth of vivid language and personal details to bring scenes from her childhood on a family farm to life in House of Fields.

2013
State of the Book Presenter

The State of the Book Literary Symposium, which will take place in Ann Arbor, MI, September 28, in Rackham Auditorium.

2012
Winner: CTAM Contest

“The Secrets of The Luuce Talk Tavern” written by Anne-Marie Oomen and Directed by Jeanette Mason, produced at OTP Studio Theatre at the Depot In Traverse City, Michigan on April 13, 2012.

2015
READING & TALK: LITERATI BOOKSTORE

Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor. Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Reading and talk. Anne-Marie Oomen with Michigan Notable Book winners.

2011
Michigan Hemingway Society Fall Conference

Panelist for discussion: “Water as Inspiration.” Accompanying panelists Michael Delp and Aaron Stander.

2016
Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book
Featuring: Made in Michigan Authors Anne-Marie Oomen, Thomas Lynch, Mardi Link, Zilka Joseph, Michael Delp. October 1, 2016, 3:00 p.m

GOSSIP

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Her beautiful language and elegant images lead us to a clarified sense of our yearning to belong—to a people and to a place.

-Debra Gwartney, author of Live Through This