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Erin Wood

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

She is editor of Scars: An Anthology, 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 “We Scar, We Heal, We Rise,” was chosen as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. Erin co-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.

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 heartThe NICU Family Support Committee, The Women's Health Advisory Council, and The Perinatal Bereavement Council. In 2014, she was the highest individual fundraiser in the state of Arkansas for the March of Dimes March for Babies. She has served on the Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Council since 2009 and the CHI St. Vincent Little Rock Foundation Board since 2016.