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About the Artist

Isla McKetta (Seattle) is a novelist who earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Goddard College in Port Townsend, WA. Her novella, Murmurs of the River, took third place at the 2011 Laine Cunningham Novel Awards. An excerpt from Murmurs won the Fiction Circus Translation Nexus Contest and has been translated into over sixty languages and another excerpt was included in Soul’s Road: A Fiction Collection. In 2009, Isla was a guest reader with the Artsmith Salon Series in Doe Bay, WA. She worked in various capacities for the literary magazines Pitkin Review and Farfelu. A native of Moscow, Idaho, Isla’s undergraduate studies included Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Washington. She lived in Poland and Chile and speaks several languages. Isla serves on the board of Richard Hugo House.

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