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Joan Maiers

Joan Maiers, educator, editor, poet. Certified High School English instructor. Recipient 1st prize, International Literature Event, Lakes Oswego, Oregon, 1994, Big Book award, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, 1988, 1st prize, In the Beginning was the Word poetry contest, Lake Oswego.


  • Maiers, Joan Daughter of Raphael Earl Maiers and Margaret Elizabeth Wilhelm.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University Washington, Seattle, 1964.


    • High School English instructor St. Mary's Academy, Portland, Oregon. Pharmacy manager Marylhurst Pharmacy. Writing and literature instructor Marylhurst University.

      Writer-in-residence Napa Valley Writing Workshop, 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Certified High School English instructor.


    • Author: If I Had a Hammer. Co-author: Twelve Oregon Poets, I, II and III, 1995-1997, Blooming in Shade, Raising Our Voices, Out of Season. Contributor articles to various literature journals.


    Board directors Friends Shoen Library., Marylhurst, Portland Poetry Festival. Member committee Santiago Ventura Legal Defense Committee, Moonstruck Literary Series. Member of AWP, Portland Chapter, Professional Society Pharmacists, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association United States of America West, Women's International League Peace and Freedom.



    Films, reading, hiking, jazz, art galleries.


    • father: Raphael Earl Maiers
    • mother: Margaret Elizabeth Wilhelm
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    • 1964
      University Washington