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educator , writer

Margaret Helen Young, American writer, educator. Recipient Ellen Hansen Memorial award, University California-Davis, 1993, Elmore Willets Fiction prize, Yale University, 1988, Distinguished Achievement award, Educational Press Association, 1991, 1st prize poetry contest, Antietam Review, 1998; Walter Rumsey Marvin grant, Ohioana Library. Association, 1994, Individual Artists fellow, Ohio Arts Council, 2005.


Young, Margaret Helen was born on March 29, 1966 in Oberlin, Ohio, United States. Daughter of David Pollock and Chloe (Hamilton) Young.


Bachelor, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1988. Master of Arts, University California, Davis, 1993.


School productions coordinator Open Door Theater Company, Philadelphia, 1988—1990. Instructor Allegheny College, Meadville, 1993—1995, Mohican Outdoor School, Danville, Ohio, 1999, Oberlin College, 2003—2004, College Sequoias, Visalia, California, 2006, Merced College, since 2006. KIDS smART coordinator Oberlin Early Childhood Center, 2000—2003.

Education coordinator Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, since 2003. Arts education consultant Oberlin College Center for Service and Creative Writing Department, 2000—2003. Consultant on environmental/bioregional literature Allegheny College, 1995—1996.

Artist-in-residence Ohio Arts Council Arts in Education, 2000—2005.


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, cooking.


Married Rocco Gangle, 2006.

David Pollock Young

Chloe (Hamilton) Young

Rocco Gangle