Dawn Wink is an educator and writer whose work explores the tensions and beauty of language, culture, and place. Dawn grew up on a cattle ranch in the San Pedro River Valley in southeastern Arizona. During high school, she spent a year living in Chihuahua, Mexico and went on to receive a BA in International Relations, Spanish, and German at the University of California/Davis, living and studying in Spain and Germany. Dawn received her Masters in Bilingual Education from California State University/Sacramento.
Her first book, Teaching Passionately: What's Love Got To Do With It?, co-written with Joan Wink, was published in 2004 by Pearson/Allyn &Bacon. Dawn's next book, Meadowlark, a novel, was published by Pronghorn Press in July 2013. Dawn is currently an Associate Professor at Santa Fe Community College, her essays and articles have appeared in journals and magazines. Dawn's literary work is represented by Elizabeth Trupin-Pulli of Jet Literary Associates, Inc. Dawn lives with her family in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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