Born in New York City, Ann Robinson received her B.A in English from Connecticut College and her M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College. Since 1967, she has lived in Southwestern New Hampshire, where she wrote and produced award-winning radio commercials and published feature articles in newspapers and magazines, including The Keene Sentinel. Her short stories have appeared in Yankee, Oxford Magazine, The Nightshade Nightstand Reader, Ellipsis, in regional anthologies, and on New Hampshire Public Radio. While at Vermont College, she became interested in the life and work of Shirley Jackson, and has lectured on that much-neglected writer. Throughout the years, Robinson’s humorous essays have appeared in a variety of publications, and she has written a comic novel, Witch. Her short story collection, Ordinary Perils, was published by Peter Randall in 2002.


Ann Robinson
1 James Hill Drive
Keene NH 03431
Telephone: 603-357-2708

B.A. in English, Connecticut College, 1959
Creative Writing Courses, Workshops and Conferences
M.F.A. in Writing, Vermont College of Norwich University, 1997

Professional Experience
Editorial Assistant: McCall's Magazine, '59-'60; University of Rochester, '61-'63
Volunteer Public Relations Coordinator for various local non-profit organizations
  including Planned Parenthood, United Way, Home Health Care &
  Community Services, 1969-mid 1980's
Occasional contributor of articles to The Keene Sentinel since 1971
Advertising Copywriter, WKBK Radio, Keene NH 1976-79
Owner/Operator, Ann Robinson Productions (radio advertising), 1978-80
Executive Director, Grand Monadnock Arts Council, 1980-81
Outside Proofreader, NK Graphics, Keene NH, 1986-87
Reviewer, Publishers Weekly (Forecasts), 1997-99
Traveling Scholar, New Hampshire Humanities Council, 1998-2002
Work read on New Hampshire Public Radio 10/28 & 12/23/01; 1/26/04
Published collection of short stories, Ordinary Perils, 2002
Judge, Poetry Out Loud Competition, 2008 and 2009
Senior Editor, Shadow and Light, A Literary Anthology on Memory, 2011

"To Love, Honor and Diagnose," Rochester Review, 1962
"My Uncle Who Fell from the Sky," Monadnock Observer, 1982
"The Elf Gig," fiction, Yankee Magazine, December, 1984
"Primary Responsibilities," fiction, The Monadnock Writer, 1985
"A Month in Belgium," Europe for Travellers, Fall/Winter 1986
"A Christmas Remembered," Monadnock Observer, December 1988
"Saving a Life," fiction, The Monadnock Reader, 1990
"Eulinda and Me," fiction, 25% Rag, Spring/Summer 1990
"The Pretender," fiction, Oxford Magazine, Fall/Winter 1992
"Farewell to a Friend," See Us Hear Us, 1994
"Looking Out," fiction, Ad Hoc Monadnock, 1995
"Going to Graceland," The Keene Sentinel, 1995
"New Moon," fiction, The Nightshade Nightstand Reader, 1995
"Sanctuary," fiction, Ellipsis—Literature and Art, Spring 1999
Ordinary Perils, stories—Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2002
"I've Got Those Turkey Day ...Bleus," New Hampshire Magazine, Nov. 2003
"A Murmur of the Heart," fiction, The Occasional Moose, January 2005
"Solfege This!" Smoky Quartz Quarterly, Online Journal of Monadnock Writers'
     Group, fall 2012

CLIO Finalist, 1978
Advertising Club of NH Graniteer Awards, 1980
Finalist, Nightshade Press Annual Story Award, 1998
Semi-Finalist, Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel, 2005

Miscellaneous Recognition
Profiled in The Keene Sentinel, 11/15/03
Interviewed on New Hampshire Public Radio's The Front Porch, 3/11/04

Current Volunteer Activities
Member, Vocal and Bell Choirs, UCC, Keene
Chairman, Music and Arts Commitee, UCC, Keene
Monadnock Writers' Group Charter Member
Cancer Support Group, Monadnock Area Pastoral Counseling Services

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