Tanya Whiton’s fiction has been published in Solstice: a Magazine of Diverse Voices, North Dakota Quarterly, Western Humanities Review, Northwest Review and Crazyhorse 63, among others. Her short story “Giving Her Away” was included in the anthology The Way Life Should Be: A Collection of Stories by Contemporary Maine Writers. She collaborated on the adaptation of her first Maine-based noir piece, “The Deal,” for an eponymous short film, which won a Special Jury Prize at the U.S. National Short Film Competition. She has twice been the recipient of the Martin Dibner Memorial Fellowship for Maine writers, and has received two New England Press Association Awards for her nonfiction work. Her book Two for the Road: Adventures in Maine, a collection of travel essays created in collaboration with photographer Heidi Killion, was published in 2014.
Tanya has taught creative writing for the Lesley Seminars, Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, the Stonecoast Writers’ Conference, and the University of Southern Maine; she also teaches professional development skills for writers, on topics ranging from basic oral interpretation skills to marketing to navigating the indie publishing process. From January 2007–August 2016 she served as the Associate Director of the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program.