A stunningly intimate conversation with the award winning author Anne-Marie Oomen on her powerful new memoir, As Long as I Know You: The Mom Book. The winner of the Sue William Silverman Prize for Creative Nonfiction.

Anne-Marie Oomen’s forthcoming books: AWP winner of the Sue William Silverman nonfiction prize for As Long as I Know You (University of Georgia Press), and The Long Road (Cornerstone Press). She co-authored Lake Michigan Mermaid: A Tale in Poems (with poet Linda Nemec Foster), a Michigan Notable Book 2019; Love, Sex and 4-H, (Next Generation Indie Award for memoir); Pulling Down the Barn and House of Fields, (Michigan Notable Books)—all focused on rural culture, water studies, and issues of identity; An American Map: Essays, and collection of poetry, Uncoded Woman (Milkweed Editions).

She is founding editor of Dunes Review, former president of Michigan Writers, Inc., instructor at Solstice MFA at Lasell University, MA; Interlochen College of Creative Arts; and appears at conferences throughout the country. She advocates for water justice and preservation projects in rural communities. She and her husband, David Early, built their own home on wild acreage near Empire, Michigan, and their beloved Lake Michigan.

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Author, musician, and speaker Paul Samuel Dolman interviews a variety of people on creativity, the arts, relationships, and spirituality.

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