Photo Courtesy of Joe Costa
Diane Gilliam is the author of four collections of poetry: Dreadful Wind & Rain, Kettle Bottom, One of Everything and Recipe for Blackberry Cake (chapbook). She holds a MFA from Warren Wilson College and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Ohio State University.
Diane teaches in community workshops and as guest faculty in the low-residency MFA program at West Virginia Wesleyan College. She has received an Individual Artist Grant from the Ohio Arts Council, the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing, the Ohioana Library Association Poetry Book of the Year Award and a Pushcart Prize. She is the most recent recipient of the Gift of Freedom from the A Room of Her Own Foundation.
This is Diane’s first Festival as a participating writer and she will be offering the Writing Workshop, “LEAPING Poetry”.