Theresa Griffin Kennedy is a lifelong resident of Portland Oregon. She was educated as a creative writing instructor, and teacher. She’s a novelist, a poet, a freelance writer of creative nonfiction, Gonzo journalism, and fiction writing. Kennedy is a contributing columnist for the Portland Alliance Newspaper and for the website GoLocalPDX. She is a social activist fighting for social change through writing as a social act. Kennedy paints abstract with mixed media and volunteers as a writing coach. She works as a developmental editor, proofer and chief editor of Oregon Greystone Press. She is the author of four books, a crime history book, Murder and Scandal in Prohibition Portland, and a book of poetry, Blue Reverie in Smoke: Collected Poetry: 2001-2016. She is also the author of a book of short stories entitled Burnside Field Lizard and Selected Stories, which was selected as finalist for the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Award. In 2020 her first novel will be published, Talionic Night in Portland: A Love Story, by Oregon Greystone press, along with The Lost Restaurants of Portland, published by The History Press, 2020. She is married to Don DuPay, also a writer and author.
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