Big Life Local Artist Karen A. Terrey

Karen A. Terrey Writer

A Builder of Literary Community

Karen A. Terrey earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in 2007.  She loves to collaborate with other artists and is currently working on projects with Sierra Poetry Festival, Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference, and Truckee Community Theater’s Ten Minute Play Festival. Her poems have appeared in Rhino, Edge, West Trestle Review, Sierra Nevada Review, The Meadow, Squaw Valley Review and Puerto Del Sol, among others. Bite and Blood, a book of poetry published by Finishing Line Press, is available in local bookstores. As a builder of literary community, she is a writing coach and editor, offering workshops, manuscript review and coaching through her business Tangled Roots Writing.  She’s taught writing at Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe Community College, and Sierra College. To see her poems and info on other events and workshops check out her website at

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