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About the Artist

Angela Jane Fountas (Seattle) is a writer and teacher. She was a 2008-2009 writer-in-residence at Richard Hugo House and a 2006 Jack Straw Writer. Her work has appeared in Fairy Tale Review, Quick Fiction, Diagram, Sentence, Redivider, Syntax, and elsewhere. She has a collection of short stories making the rounds and is currently working on a collection of linked stories. Angela’s work has been supported by grants from the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and 4Culture. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama, and she runs two websites in support of writers, WriteHabit.org and Quoterly.net.

As part of her Fellowship’s Meet the Artist requirements, 12 residents of Heritage House in Seattle attended Angela’s Holiday Story Circle, at which she read two short pieces, “A Tree to Keep Me Company” and “A New Year,” from her manuscript Skoura, Sparti, Lakonia, Greece. Then she visited the residents to share their own holiday stories. She later served pie and all resumed their storytelling.

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