Ellen Waterston reads from Vía Láctea. Photo by Scott Nelson

Ellen Waterston's most recent title, Vía Láctea: A Woman of a Certain Age Walks the Camino, is available now on Amazon.


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About Author and Writing Ranch Founder, Ellen Waterston

Ellen Waterston is poet, author and literary arts advocate. Vía Láctea: A Woman of a Certain Age Walks the Camino is Waterston’s most recent title. The verse novel, based on walking the Camino de Santiago in 2012, was premiered as an opera in Bend, Oregon's Tower Theatre, June 2016. Poetry awards include the WILLA for two previous collections and the Obsidian Prize for Poetry. Prose titles include Where the Crooked River Rises, a collection of Waterston's award-winning essays and a memoir, Then There Was No Mountain, rated one of the top ten books of 2003 by the Oregonian and a WILLA finalist.

After eleven years as founder/director of The Nature of Words, a literary arts nonprofit, she passed the baton in 2012 to focus on the Writing Ranch, the Waterston Desert Writing Prize and her writing. Founded by Waterston in 2000, the Writing Ranch offers writing workshops and retreats. The Waterston Desert Writing Prize, established in 2014, is awarded annually each June to nonfiction projects concerning deserts anywhere in the world. Waterston is completing a fourth collection of poetry, and is at work on nonfiction examining land use issues in the high desert.


Poetry


Assorted Writings

  • Cold Snap, Fishtrap, Inc., 2011


Memoir


Honors & Awards


Anthologies & Journals


Interviews & Audio

  • Waterston, Ellen. (2014, April 26). Ellen Waterston: Metaphormosis - Change Your Metaphor, Change Your Life. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/e8gh4Z294lA

  • Waterston, Ellen. Interview by Emily Harris. Think Out Loud. Oregon Public Broadcasting: 2 June 2011. Radio. Link.

  • Waterston, Ellen. Production by Katrina Sarson. Oregon Art Beat. Oregon Public Broadcasting: 27 Oct. 2011. Television. Link

  • Waterston, Ellen. Read by Garrison Keillor. The Writer's Almanac. American Public Media: 26 June 2010. Radio. Link.