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Paige Eve Chant earned her Master of Science in Library & Information Science from Syracuse University (2018) and her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing - Fiction at the University of Washington (2010).
She has taught undergraduate writing courses at the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University, as well as creative writing classes at community arts centers and public libraries. As a teaching artist, she participated in training through the National Center for Creative Aging to teach creative writing to older adults.
Her work as a teacher and a writer informs her library practice, which is grounded in engaged, student-centered pedagogy and innovative approaches to instruction and outreach support. She has worked for Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library at Cornell University as well as Tompkins County Public Library.
She was awarded the 2010-2011 Milton Postgraduate Fellowship with Image Journal. Her work has appeared in Bearings Online, Seattle Review, Flint Hills Review, Tea Party Magazine (an arts & culture magazine), and Santa Clara Review.
While at the University of Washington, she was awarded the Kameros Prize (2010) and the Eugene Van Buren Prize for Fiction (2010). In 2009, she was a Top 25 finalist for theGlimmer Train “Family Matters” short story competition. She has given readings of her work at the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University, and Hugo House, a literary arts organization in Seattle, Wa.
She has attended the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. In November of 2015, she completed a two-week residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
A native of California, Paige grew up in a Sacramento suburb with parking lots, strip malls, and look-alike houses as far as the eye could see. She has lived in cities big and small in the Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, the East Coast, and Europe. But home still feels like home every time.