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With a BA in English and an MA in German, Tara Campbell has a demonstrated aversion to money and power. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, she has also lived in Oregon, Ohio, New York, Germany and Austria. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. where she volunteers with Artomatic826DC, and the Washington Writers Conference/Books Alive

She was the grateful recipient of two awards from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2016: the 33rd Annual Larry Neal Writers' Award in Adult Fiction, and the 31st Annual Mayor's Arts Award for Outstanding New Artist. She is also a 2017 Kimbilio Fellow.

Tara is an MFA candidate at American University and an assistant fiction editor at Barrelhouse. Her monthly column at the Washington Independent Review of Books, Text in the City, covers all things books and writing in the DC area. She appears at local reading series such as The Inner Loop and the lowercaseand as a panelist at Barrelhouse's Conversations and Connections conferences. 

She has served as a judge for Writer's Center award committees, and teaches flash fiction at American University's Discover the World of Communication and the Writer's Center