WITS Writer Featured in Best American Essays

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March 27, 2013 by WITS Editor

imagesMiah Arnold taught with Writers in the Schools (WITS) for over a decade in numerous settings, including at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.  Her beautiful essay, “You Owe Me,” chronicles her profound experiences working with children who come from all over the world to be treated at the hospital.

Her essay originally was published by the Michigan Quarterly Review and then chosen to be included in The Best American Essays 2012, edited by David Brooks.

Please visit Miah’s website to read her biography and find out more about her essays and award-winning novel Sweet Land of Bigamy.  Then, race to The Huffington Post blog to read former WITS writer Stacy Parker Le Melle’s interview, “When the Bigamist Is a Woman: Talking Love and Polygamy With Novelist Miah Arnold.” Enjoy!


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