Marilyn Johnston

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Marilyn Johnston is a writer and filmmaker.  She has received writing fellowships from Oregon Literary Arts and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for Women, and she was the winner of the Donna J. Stone National Literary Award for Poetry, a Robert Penn Warren writing competition prize, and the Salmon Creek Flash Fiction Contest. Her writing has appeared in over 75 literary journals and anthologies.

Marilyn is the author of RED DUST RISING (The Habit of Rainy Nights Press, 2004), a chapbook of poems about her family’s healing from war, which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, as well as a full collection, BEFORE IGNITING (Rippling Brook Press, 2020).  She lives east of Salem in the village of Macleay and teaches creative writing in the Artists in the Schools Program.

More information about Marilyn can be found on her website here.