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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

Michigan Hemingway Society Fall Conference

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

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.


Love, Sex and 4-H

Uncoded Woman: Poems

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

House of Fields: Memories of a Rural Education

American Map: Essays

The Lake Michigan Mermaid | A Tale in Poems



    Mark your calendars for October 6, 5:30-7:30, Kirkbride Hall for a sensational launch of AS LONG AS I KNOW YOU; THE MOM BOOK complete with readings (multiple voices), a song for the book (Miriam Pico and Patrick Niemisto) and the opportunity to support Michigan Writers. The launch is a Michigan Writers fundraiser so every book you buy at the launch will support local writers....

  • First READING for my new book AS LONG AS I KNOW YOU: The Mom Book

    Interlochen Writers Retreat, June 6, 7:00 I’ll be reading from my new book AS LONG AS I KNOW YOU: THE MOM BOOK, an award-winning memoir at the Interlochen Writers Retreat, Monday evening, June 6, 7:00. AND I’ll be sharing the stage with Eric May, author of the novel BEDROCK FAITHThe Writing House, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI...

  • On the Precipice: Pastels and Poems in conversation

     “On the Precipice” pairs nine of Linda Alice Dewey’s lovely pastels with nine poems I wrote, inspired by her images and our conversations.  The poems and pastels are now on exhibit at the Oliver Art Center one more week (June 10-25, 2021), in the beautiful small gallery–a quietly meditative space.  In this time when everything seems to be speeding up, and we face the “return”......