Anne Marie Wells

Anne Marie Wells
Anne Marie Wells

Anne Marie Wells (She | They) is an award-winning queer poet, playwright, memoirist, and storyteller navigating the world with a chronic illness. In addition to a degree in English, she earned her Certificate in Social Emotional Arts through UCLArts & Healing and provides creative writing workshops focused on emotional and spiritual healing.

In 2015, her bilingual children’s book, Mamã, porque sou uma ave? Mommy, Why Am I a Bird?  was published through Imprensa Universidade de Coimbra. In 2020, Anne Marie and her book were featured on Wyoming PBS’s “Storytime with Wyoming Authors” series.

Her memoir, Happy Iceland, won the inaugural 2022 Wanderlust Travel Book contest through Wild Dog Press and is slated for debut in 2023.

Anne Marie’s debut collection of poetry, Survived By: A Memoir in Verse + Other Poems, was accepted for publication by Curious Corvid Publishing and is scheduled for release in April of 2023.

Anne Marie was a finalist for the inaugural Emma Howell Rising Poet Award, was the winner of the 2021 Crow House Press Poetry Competition, and earned the 2021 Peter K. Hixson Memorial award in poetry, which was presented by Writer’s Relief. She received the 2020 Milestone Award presented by Wyoming Writers, Inc., and the 2020 Rising Star Award presented by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. She was a 2021 Wyoming Women of Influence nominee in the arts category for amplifying the voices of the LGBTQ and disabled communities through her writing.

She has received support from Capital Storytelling, the Wyoming Arts CouncilEclipse Lit, and Brooklyn Poets.

She has acted as Strategic Partnership Fellow for The Poetry Lab since March 2022. She is a 2021 graduate of the Community Literature Initiative (CLI) Poetry Publishing Program and returned as a TA for the 2021-2022 cohort. She is a now the faculty member for the CLI DMV chapter.

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