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LISA DALE NORTON


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LISA DALE NORTON comes from a long line of Nebraskans. She holds a Bachelor's degree in music from Reed College, a Master's degree in journalism from the University of Iowa, and has done post-graduate work in fiction writing at the University of Iowa. The author of Hawk Flies Above (Picador, 1996), a memoir about growing up in the Sandhills, she has appeared on television, radio and before live audiences across the country speaking about her writing and her passion for story. In 1994 she founded and for six years directed Neahkahnie Institute on the coast of Oregon. During those years the Institute offered nature writing workshops, mystery writing workshops, publishing forums, a popular series of classes for women, and the regionally acclaimed Onion Peak Reading Series. Norton currently leads workshops and offers editing services through Word Journeys, Inc. Her forthcoming books include a sequel to Hawk Flies Above, Under My Skin: A Journey of Memory & Forgetting and a writing guide, Bad Girls: Telling Your Story (An Audacious Guide to Speaking Up, Speaking Out, & Writing It All Down).



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