Ann LaBar
Writer and Poet

About

Ann LaBar has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska Anchorage. From 1993 until 2002 she taught literature and creative writing at several Northeast Pennsylvania Universities. From 1995 - 2002, she taught and aided in the development of the curriculum for the Creative Writing Concentration for English Majors at Muhlenberg College.  

Her poetry and nonfiction has appeared in many literary and commercial publications. She has been a guest artist for colleges such as Lebanon Valley College, Lafayette College, and DeSales University.

First Lie, a chapbook, was published by Black Spruce Press, Anchorage, Alaska 2000, and her award winning poem, "Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny," was anthologized in, Palpable Clock, University of Scranton Press, 2004. "Coqui's Song,"  a children's story, was published in the 2003 summer edition of the award winning, multi-cultural magazine, Skipping Stones.  

From 2005 -2007 and again from 2013-2015 she lived in London, England where she wrote under the tutelage of Jill Robinson, author of the bestsellers Perdido and seminal memoir, Bed/Time/Story.

She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Valley Forge Romance Writers, Liberty States Fiction Writers, AWP, and SCBWI. 

She currently lives on a dirt road deep in Chester County, Pennsylvania with her brutally handsome husband, her two beautiful and above average teenagers, sixteen happy hens, one very happy rooster, two ducks, two goats, two geese, two turkeys, a precocious border collie, and a one eyed french bull dog named SPARTA. 

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