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Robin Michel has over twenty years’ experience as a professional writer, publisher, editor, creative writing instructor, and communications consultant. She has a Master in Educational Leadership from Mills College. Her work in K-12 communications has received special commendations, including an Award of Excellence for the California School Public Relations Association (CalSPRA) in 2018.and is currently providing communications services to the Sonoma County Junior College District’s Capital Projects Department. Robin’s work in K-12 communications has received special commendations for her work in K-12 communications, including an Award of Excellence for the California School Public Relations Association (CalSPRA) in 2018. She is currently providing communications services for Sonoma County Junior College District.

Robin’s articles have been published in numerous daily and weekly newspapers, regional and special interest magazines, and her poetry and prose appears in many print and online literary journals. She has received awards and recognition from the Soul-Making Keats Awards (poetry and fiction), the Ina Coolbrith Circle (poetry), and nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories. Robin is grateful for the support she has received from the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, and to the editors of the publications that have published her work.

Robin belongs to two poetry collectives, Fresh Ink (San Francisco East Bay) and Wild Women Writing (San Francisco), and is a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). In 2019, Robin founded the independent poetry-publishing house Raven & Wren Press, in order to release Florence Miller’s After Rain a Little Girl Straightening Worms. In fall 2020, Raven & Wren released HOW TO BEGIN: Poems, Prompts, Tips and Writing Exercises by the Fresh Ink Poetry Collective to improve your poetry practice—or start a group of your own, Edited by Robin Michel.