Michelle's blog is at www.michellewing.com
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Michelle Wing’s poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in Rain and Thunder, Melancholy Hyperbole, Sinister Wisdom, The Gay & Lesbian Review, and numerous anthologies.
Michelle grew up in Montana, and spent her twenties and thirties primarily in Seattle and San Francisco. She has an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington, with a focus on Japan. After graduate school, she received a fellowship from the Japanese Ministry of Education, allowing her to live and study in Osaka and Kyoto for three years.
She now lives in rural northern California with her wife Sabrina and a houseful of animals. She is the founder of Changing Hurt to Hope: Writers Speak Out Against Domestic Violence, and in 2014 she co-edited the anthology Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence. She is also the founder and host of Books on Stage, a reading series based in Cloverdale.
She has a strong background in community journalism, and currently freelances for Sonoma Discoveries magazine, in addition to writing a monthly literary column for the Sonoma West newspaper chain.
She is assisted in all of her creative endeavors by her service dog, Ripley.