Annie Dawid


Annie Dawid teaches creative writing at the University College, University of Denver. She was professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, 1990-2006.

Annie won the 2016 International Rubery Award in fiction for her first book and the Music Prize from Knuthouse Press in Fiction. Other awards include the Dana Award in the Essay, the Orlando Flash Fiction Award, The New Rocky Mountain Voices
Award (drama) and the Northern Colorado Award in Creative Non-Fiction.

Most recent publications: Tikkun, Litro, Paper Nautilus, Fictive Dream and “Jonestown, Japantown,” in Joyland: San Francisco. Forthcoming, fiction in The Casket (UK) and a poetry chapbook, Anatomie of the World, Finishing Line Press, 2017.

Multiple websites feature her short works, including TubeFlash,
 Spelk, Octavius, Nowhere, WeSaidGoTravel, Structo, Fiction Attic Press and others.

Her three published volumes of fiction are:
 York Ferry: A Novel, Cane Hill Press, 1993, second printing 
Lily in the Desert: Stories, Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 2001 
And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories of a Family, Litchfield Review Press, 2009


I like Walt Whitman's quote, which I think can be applied to my writing desires: "Urge and urge and urge. Always the procreant urge of the world."




GUNPLAY, 2013, Winner of New Rocky Mountain Voices 10-Minute Plays Competition, performed at Jones Theater, Westcliffe CO

 "MAMELAH" A One-Act Play

       **Note: different story than monologue on this website**

Staged Readings of MAMELAH, A One-Act Play include:

  • -Summer 1994, NW Playwrights Series, Lord Leebrick Theatre, Eugene, OR.

  • -Spring 1994, NW Playwrights Guild Showcase, Portland, OR.

  • -Spring 1993, acted and directed, Lewis & Clark, Gender Studies Symposium, Portland, OR.


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A woman feels the barbs of unconditional love more keenly than the abuse she withstood for so many years.  

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A Jewish mother tries to understand the nature of her daughter`s ambition.

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A young teenager is challenged by hoops and his own heritage.