Anjie Kokan is an internationally published and award-winning writer who has worked with writers of all ages in a variety of venues, including the Carroll Academy, the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater’s High School Creative Writing Festival, Wisconsin libraries, and public and private schools in Wisconsin and Illinois. Her work has earned recognition from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, the Wisconsin Regional Writers’ Association and the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. Recently, she was featured in the Encyclopedia of Wisconsin Forms and Formalists for her creation of alpha-box poems. Anjie has read her poetry throughout the state at various bookstores, coffee shops, museums and festivals. Her poetry has also been featured on Wisconsin Public Radio. Her essay, “Stone Soup,” was selected to be part of National Public Radio’s “This I Believe” project. One of her prose poems on autism is included in the newly released anthology, Gravity Pulls You In: Perspectives on Parenting Children on the Autism Spectrum. Anjie studied creative writing at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and completed her master’s degree in education from Shenandoah University. She loves working with students of all ages and abilities.