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Angela Pelster-Wiebe

Associate Professor - Creative Writing
Work space: St. Paul Main Campus > 1500 Englewood, CWP > 1500 Englewood, CWP 1500EN 3

Angela Pelster-Wiebe's most recent book, Limber (Sarabande Books 2014) won the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer Award in Nonfiction, and was a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel award for the art of the essay. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Hotel Amerika, Granta, Granta Finland, Seneca Review, Fourth Genre and The Gettysburg Review amongst others. Her children's novel The Curious Adventures of India Sophia (River Books, 2005) won the Golden Eagle Children's Choice award. War Prayer her essay film collaboration with her husband Richard Wiebe, won Best of Festival in Iowa City and has played nationally and internationally in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Rotterdam, Marseilles, Syros (Greece) and Scotland amongst others. Pelster-Wiebe was awarded a 2016-2017 Minnesota State Arts Board grant for completion of her manuscript, City Symphony.

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta, and her MFA from the University of Iowa. She has taught courses on the literary essay, writing for children, memoir and biography and writing in non-traditional forms at Towson University and the Chesapeake Writing Conference in St. Mary's City, Maryland.

Sarabande Books, 2014

The Curious Adventures of India Sophia
River Books, 2005