Ana-Maurine Lara, PhD is a Harvard and Yale graduate as well as a national award-winning fiction author and Cave Canem poet. She was awarded the PEN/Northwest, the Barbara Deming Award and the National Latino/Chicano Literary Contest Third Prize. Her novel, Erzulie’s Skirt was a Lambda Literary Finalist. In addition, she has participated in prestigious writing residencies, studying with world-renowned poets and fiction writers.
Ana-Maurine has published extensively in a variety of genres. Her novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006), When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones, 2011), Watermarks and Tree Rings (Tanama Press, 2011) and her short fiction has appeared in Sable LitMag, Callaloo and other literary journals.
Ana-Maurine’s essays are widely anthologized and she has published articles in peer reviewed journals, including Phoebe Journal of Arts and Culture and GLQ. Her dissertation is titled “Bodies and Souls: LGBT Citizens and the Catholic State”. She is currently revising the manuscript for publication.
Ana-Maurine has facilitated creative writing workshops for universities around the country, as well as for community groups. She has also edited for and coached numerous scholars and emerging creative writers.
In 2014, Ana-Maurine founded SOURCE Writing & Editing Services in order to provide services to creative and scholarly writers. She is passionate about writing and about supporting others and their writing.
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