• OCTOBER 17-20, 2024



Ann Garvin, Ph.D., is the USA Today bestselling author and finalist for the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize. She is the author of six funny and sad novels. She writes about people who do too much in a world that asks too much from them.

Ann worked as an RN and, after receiving her PhD, taught Exercise Physiology and Health Psychology for thirty years in the University of Wisconsin system. She currently teaches creative writing at Drexel University in their low residency Masters of Fine Arts program and has held positions at Miami University and Southern New Hampshire in their Masters of Fine Arts Creative Writing programs.

Ann is the founder of the multiple award-winning Tall Poppy Writers, a group of traditionally published authors committed to helping readers find wonderful books. She is a sought-after speaker on writing, leadership and health and has taught extensively in NY, San Francisco, LA, Boston, and at festivals across the country and in Europe.

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