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Annie Raab
creative nonfiction

arts criticism
local "journalism"
girl noir


Annie Raab earned a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute with a double major in Sculpture and Creative Writing, and an MFA in Fiction from Virginia Tech.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, her specialty is in covering the Midwest. She lives part-time on her sailboat, Nacreous.

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Curriculum Vitae


• MFA Virginia Tech, Fiction

• BFA Kansas City Art Institute, Sculpture; Creative Writing (double major)


Editorial & Staff Writing

Contributing writer: The Milwaukee Record

Fiction Editor: the minnesota review

Managing Editor: The New River

Arts Journalist: The Pitch

Board Member: Whispering Prairie Press

Senior Prose Editor, Kansas City Voices

In the classroom

Creative Writing Instructor, Virginia Tech

First Year Writing Instructor, Composition & Rhetoric, Virginia Tech


Writing Assistant, School of the New York Times


Creative Writing Teaching Assistant, Virginia Tech


Writing Center Coach, Virginia Tech


Writing Instructor, Business Writing, Virginia Tech

•Academic Support Specialist, Kansas City Art Institute

•Pre-College Art Lab (PCAL) Creative Writing Instructor, Kansas City Art Institute

Awards & Recognition

• Virginia Tech Fiction Prize for “The Academy”, selected by Alyson Hagy

• Virginia Tech Creative Nonfiction Prize for “On Doubt”, selected by Brian Blanchfield


• Nominated for AWP Intro Journals Project for essay “On Doubt”


• “Victoria Park Found Dead at 45” shortlisted for the Unicorn Training Student Prize for New Media Writing

• Second place winner of the Southampton Review Short Short Fiction Contest for "Once the Downs Empty", selected by Amy Hempel.

• “Survivors,” shortlisted in the quarterly fiction competition, TSS: The Short Story


• “The Frayed Edge,” quarterly fiction contest honorable mention, On The Premises

• Recipient of a Lighton International Artists Exchange Program (LIAEP) Grant


• Guest juror for the visual art Student Citation Show at University of Central Missouri


• Recipient of an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant

Residencies & Workshops

• Southampton Review Writing Workshop with Amy Hempel

Kenyon Review Writing Workshop with AJ Verdelle

• Writer in residence at Art Farm, Marquette, Nebraska

• Writer in residence at Green Olive Arts, Tétouan, Morocco

In the community

• Virginia Tech MFA reading showcase

• Kenyon Review reading showcase

• Critical Writing in KC panel participant at Weinberger Fine Arts


• Kansas City Art Institute Panel Discussion panelist at the KCAI Crossroads Gallery, part of the “Life After KCAI” series


• Writing Lab consultant at UMKC’s Artist INC Advance program

• Presenter at Shelf Life, Unwanted Gifts

• “Oh, How We’ve Failed,” KCTV 5 interview


• 90.1 KKFI ArtSpeak Radio interview, A Month in Morocco: Women & Fiction

Guest juror for the visual art Student Citation Show, University of Central Missouri


• Presenter at A Common Sense Reading Series curated by Jordan Stempleman


• 90.1 KKFI ArtSpeak Radio interview with Kansas City Voices, “Art of Kansas City Voices” exhibition


• Co-curator of  “Art of Kansas City Voices” at the Leedy-Volkus Art Center


• Presenter at A Common Sense Reading Series curated by Jordan Stempleman

Unique Skills

• Grant applications for the arts

• Residency proposals

• Arts development strategy

• Community outreach strategy

• Museum collaboration

• Student engagement

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