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Sarah Smarsh

Sarah Smarsh is a freelance writer and assistant professor of English at

Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where she teaches creative nonfiction writing. Sarah has written for The Huffington Post, Kansas City’s The Pitch and newspapers across the Midwest, and has won awards from the

Society of Professional Journalists and the Kansas Press Association. She

holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, as well as

degrees in journalism and English from the University of Kansas. Her 2010

books on topics in Kansas history are Outlaw Tales of Kansas and
It Happened in Kansas, a Kansas Humanities Council selection for the Talking

About Literature in Kansas program.