Anna Maria Johnson’s writing brings together her diverse interests in the visual arts, science and nature, family systems, and human rights. She studied fiction and creative non-fiction at Vermont College of Fine Art (MFA July 2012), where her critical thesis explored image patterns in Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (published at Numéro Cinq in March 2013). Her short stories and essays have been published in places like Newfound, Ruminate, Numéro Cinq, Flycatcher Journal, DreamSeeker Magazine, and The Mennonite, as well as in the Mennonite anthology, Tongue-screws and Testimonies. Anna Maria writes, teaches, and makes art along the Shenandoah River’s north fork, where she lives with photographer Steven David Johnson and their two daughters.
She teaches first-year writing and general education courses at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
She has also tutored in the Writing Center for Graduate and Professional Studies at Eastern Mennonite University and has taught writing courses at the undergraduate level at EMU.
In 2013, Anna Maria and Steven spent a season in Lincoln, Oregon, where they collaborated on photo-essays about the Soda Mountain Wilderness and Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
Contact: annamar [at] mac[dot]com