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Lisa Norris

Portrait of Lisa Norris

Department of English



Professor Emeritus

Lisa Norris has published two prize-winning story collections, Women Who Sleep With Animals (Stephen F. Austin University Press Prize, 2011) and Toy Guns (Helicon Nine Press, 2000. Her stories, poems and creative nonfiction have been published in various literary journals—e.g., Terrain.Org, Shenandoah, Fourth Genre, Ascent, South Dakota Review, Smartish Pace, Notre Dame Review, and an anthology called Kiss Tomorrow Hello (Doubleday 2006), among others. A limited-edition chapbook, The Gap, was published by D Press. She has been a professor at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA, since 2007.  Previously, she taught for 15 years at Virginia Tech, where she was graduated with a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife. Later, she went on for an MA in English at Idaho State University and her MFA in Creative Writing at American University. She loves to hike and ski in the mountains and to paddle in lakes and rivers, particularly in the Northwest. She is drawn to nature writing and good storytelling in any form. She enjoyed working with CWU students and loves to hear from them after they graduate.

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