Alice Evans, CSWS research dissemination specialist now in a post-retirement role, joined CSWS in January 2009. She has been the managing editor of the CSWS Annual Review and website, and the coordinator of the CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium.
A professional journalist with roots in creative writing, Alice has worked as managing editor of publications for Holt International Children’s Services; editor of Midwifery Today magazine; managing editor for one of Advanstar’s trade publications; and bookseller at Marketplace Books. She has freelanced for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Oregon Quarterly, Poets & Writers magazine, The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly, and many other publications. She has written dozens of book reviews for The Oregonian book pages since 1996. An assistant editor of fiction for Northwest Review in the early ’90s, she studied creative writing with Ralph Salisbury and Maggie Anderson. She was awarded a one-month residency at the Wolf Pen Writer’s Colony (Kentucky Foundation for Women) in the early 1990s. Her essays have been published in five Seal Press outdoor anthologies and her poems and stories have appeared in numerous small literary publications and anthologies. She is a former newspaper reporter and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University. Her husband, Jonathan, is a retired systems analyst. Their daughter, Ursula, graduated from the UO in 2006.
Some of her articles, essays, stories, and poems appear in these anthologies and publications: “Aggie Standing by the Pawpaw Tree” in the anthology I to I: Life Writing by Kentucky Feminists (from the Kentucky Feminist Writers Series, Western Kentucky University, 2004); Eugene: 1945-2000 (The City Club of Eugene); Drive: Women’s True Stories from the Open Road (Seal Press); The Unsavvy Traveler (Seal Press); Solo (Seal Press); Gifts of the Wild (Seal Press); Another Wilderness (Seal Press); Mothers and Daughters: A Poetry Celebration (Harmony Books / Random House, 2001); and Women’s Struggles, Womens’s Visions (Maude Kerns, 1993). Articles published by Poets & Writers magazine include: “A Vicious Kind of Tenderness: An Interview with Garrett Hongo,” Poets & Writers Magazine 20, no. 5 (September/October, 1992): 37-46; “Leaning Into the Light: An Interview With Barry Lopez.” Poets & Writers March/April 1994 [22(2)], pp 62-79; “Half and Half: A Profile of Diana Abu-Jaber,” Poets & Writers Vol. 24. No. 4 (1996): 38-49; “Story Line Press: Keeping Alive the Stories of Our Time,” Poets & Writers, November/December 1994; Evans, Alice. “Seal Press: Fishing the Waters,” Poets & Writers, January/February 1997.