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William Swain Penn, American writer.

Background

Penn, William Swain was born on March 21, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of William Swain and Elizabeth Elnore (Hall) Penn.

Education

AB, University of California, Davis, 1970;Doctor of Arts, Syracuse University, 1979.

Career

Assistant professor, State University of New York, Oswego, 1980-1983;assistant professor, Hostos Community College, Bronx, New York, 1985-1987;professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, since 1987. Regional coordinator Wordcraft Circle of Native American Writers, since 1992. EditorAm. Indian literature series Michigan State University, East Lansing, since 1996.

Works

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, golf, reading.

Connections

Married Jennifer Siani, July 22, 1983. Children: Rachel Antonia, William Anthony.

father:
William Swain Penn

mother:
Elizabeth Elnore (Hall) Penn

spouse:
Jennifer Siani

children:
Rachel Antonia Penn

William Anthony Penn