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Erin Wood


Erin writes, edits, and publishes from her home in Little Rock, Arkansas, and is a native Arkansan.

Erin owns and runs Et Alia Press, provides editing and coaching for creative writers, and is a freelance professional writer, focusing primarily on fundraising and food writing. She earned an A.B. in English from Duke University, a J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law, and an M.A. in professional and technical writing from University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

She most recent book, Women Make Arkansas: Conversations with 50 Creatives, was featured at the 2019 Arkansas Literary Festival. She is also editor of and a contributor to Scars: An Anthology (2015), which assembles nearly forty contributors addressing self-mutilation, creating art, gender confirmation surgery, cancer, birth, brain injury, war, coming of age, pain, and love—all focusing on the central question of what it means to live with physical scars. Erin’s work has appeared in Catapult, The Rumpus, Ms. Magazine's Blog, Psychology Today, and elsewhere, and has been a notable in Best American Essays and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  

Volunteerism: Erin is an avid volunteer for University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she serves actively on three boards that are very close to her heart—The NICU Family Support Committee, The Women's Health Advisory Council, and The Perinatal Bereavement Council. She has served on the Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Council since 2009. She enjoys looking for opportunities for her book, Women Make Arkansas, to support charitable organizations that support women and girls in their creative endeavors.