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Semken, Steve

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Comments from the author about writing:
I have been writing for over twenty years, but mostly since 1993 both as a publisher and an author. I focus mainly on creative writing about the natural world, both through fiction and nonfiction.

Literary awards received and date received:

  • Writer in Residence, Island Institute, Sitka, Alaska (2000)
  • Kansas Book Award Winner, 2006 for The Great Blues
  • Awards from both the Iowa Arts Council and Humanities Iowa for writing projects.

Book Types: Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Story Collection

Audience Types: Adult

Genres: Environmental Essays, Realistic Fiction

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Yes

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County: Johnson

Books By This Author

  • River Tips and Tree Trunks, Ice Cube Press, North Liberty, Iowa, 1996
  • Moving With The Elements, Ice Cube Press, North Liberty, Iowa , 1998
  • The Tin Prayer, Iowa Arts Council/Ice Cube Press, North Liberty, Iowa , 2000
  • Pick Up Stick City, Rivers Bend Press, Stillwater, Minnesota, 2005
  • The Great Blues, Woodley Press, Washburn Univ, Topeka, Kansas, 2005

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