Theo Pauline Nestor’s memoir, (Crown), was selected by Kirkus Reviews as a 2008 Top Pick for Reading Groups and by Target as a Breakout Book. Her next memoir, Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice and a Guide to Finding Your Own, is forthcoming November this year from Simon & Schuster. of Starting Over
Nestor’s work has been published numerous places including the New York Times, The Huffington Post, Under the Sun, and Brain, Child magazine. Her essay, “Lessons from the School of Sink or Swim” won Alligator Juniper’s Creative Nonfiction Contest in 2003, and in 2004, Nestor was the William Raney Scholar in Nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. She has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. Her essays appeared in the collections Ask Me About My Divorce (Seal, 2009) and Modern Love: Fifty True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit, and Devotion (Three Rivers, 2007).
Since 2006, Nestor has taught the nine-month certificate in Memoir for the University of Washington’s Continuing and Professional Education department. In 2009, she received the Teaching Excellence Award in the Arts award from UW Educational Outreach. She also coaches individual writers.
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