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"The mentorship and support of the faculty at PSU in the English Department—from literature to creative writing to Ooligan Press—sustained my writing practice and helped me develop the skill, knowledge and perseverance I needed to write a book and keep on writing."

Stinson received the 2008 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in Fiction. In 2007, she was a winner of the national Doug Fir Fiction prize. Her stories have appeared in The Bear Deluxe and Ooligan Press' online literary magazine.

What is she doing now that her first book is about to be published? "I'm looking forward to graduation," said Stinson, "and working on my second novel!"

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Little Green by Diana Abu-Jaber

Loretta Stinson is a student in the new MFA program, and soon to be a published author. Her first book, Little Green, is scheduled for publication by Hawthorne books in June 2010.