Sheila Bender

Sheila Bender is a poet, essayist, memoirist, and sought-after writing teacher. She has published over a dozen books on the craft of writing, as well as the memoir A New Theology: Turning to Poetry in a Time of Grief, and the poetry collection Behind Us The Way Grows Wider: Collected Poems 1980 - 2013. She’s taught at colleges, universities and community centers as well as presented at national writers’ programs, conferences and festivals, including the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, Centrum Writer’s Conference, The Whidbey Island Writer’s Conference and low-residency MFA program, the University of Dayton`s Erma Bombeck Conference, the San Francisco Jack London Writer`s Conference, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Society of Southwest Authors’ Conference, Field’s End, and Edmond’s Write on the Sound.

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