SARA T. BAKER

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Sara Baker's fiction has been published in Cleaver, Confrontation, H.O.W. Journal, The China Grove Journal, TheIntima.org, The Examined Life Journal, The New Quarterly, The Lullwater Review and other venues and has been shortlisted for the Bridport and Fish contests. Her poetry has been published in Stone, River, Sky: the Negative Capability Press Anthology of Georgia Poetry, The 2011 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, The Apalachee Review, The Healing Muse, Ars Medica, and elsewhere. Her work has been shortlisted for the Eludia award, and she has been a finalist for the Gertrude Stein award, and the Hemingway Days First Novel Contest, among other awards. Her screenplay, One of Us, was a finalist in the CineStory screenplay contest, and her radio play A Wagner Matinee, was aired on BBC Radio and NPR. She has been a fellow at the Hambidge Center, and has received scholarships to the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She has an M.A. in English from Boston College.

After teaching English literature and writing at the college level for fifteen years, Sara’s own experience with illness and loss spurred her to design and facilitate a writing-to-heal workshop for cancer patients and caregivers at the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support in Athens, Georgia. Over the eleven years she ran those workshops, she presented and published extensively in the field of expressive writing. Her passion to share the healing that can emerge from writing comes directly from her own experiences. Her writing helped her regain a sense of self and ultimately heal.

Sara lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband, physicist and author Todd Baker. They have three grown children, one almost grown, and are grateful to live in such a wonderful community. When not writing or teaching, Sara is an avid gardener, dancer and dog lover.

Contact: saratbaker@gmail.com

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