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language educator , writer

Maya Sonenberg, American language educator, writer. Recipient Drue Heinz Literature prize University Pittsburgh Press, 1989; MacDowell Colony fellow, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1987; Humanities Center faculty fellow Oregon State University, 1992-1993; University Washington grantee, 1994, 97. Member Modern Language Association, Associate Writing Programs, Pacific Northwest American Studies Association.

Background

Sonenberg, Maya was born on February 24, 1960 in New York City. Daughter of Jack Sonenberg and Phoebe (Rubin) Helman-Sonenberg.

Education

Bachelor in English, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1982. Master of Arts in Creative Writing, Brown University, 1984.

Career

Lecturer Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, 1986. Instructor Chabot College, Hayward, 1989-1990. Assistant professor Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1990-1993.

Assistant professor department English, University Washington, Seattle, 1993—2000, associate professor department English, since 2000, director creative writing program, since 2001. Panelist Artist Trust, Seattle, 1994, 2009. Director creative writing program 2001-2009.

Editor Calyx Books, Corvallis, since 1993. Manuscript reviewer St. Martin's Press, New York City, since 1992.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Cartographies, 1989, Voices From the Blue Hotel, 2007. Contributor stories to Chelsea, Grand Street, American Short Fiction.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, Associate Writing Programs, Pacific Northwest American Studies Association.

Connections

father:
Jack Sonenberg Helman-Sonenberg

mother:
Phoebe (Rubin) Helman-Sonenberg