THE SHORT STORY:
Copywriter, editor, content strategist. Liz Lampman (she/they) has extensive communications experience, most recently in higher education. They have also created content for corporate product marketing, small business start-ups, not-for-profits, and entrepreneurs. Liz writes poetry and non-fiction and is the author of the chapbook Another Fortune (Buckmxn Publishing). She teaches creative writing workshops at the Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon.
THE LONG STORY:
Liz Lampman was born in St Paul, Minnesota and raised in Hudson, Wisconsin. She comes from a long-ish line of writers, including: dirty limericist Leon Lampman, golf columnist Slater Lampman, and poet and rough-houser Arlo Voorhees.
Liz attended St Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where they co-founded the college's first creative writing student organization, called Free Association, and became involved with other feminist and environmentalist communities. While a student, she studied Spanish, traveled to Greece, and interned with a Fair Trade NGO in Ghana called Global Mamas. Liz completed an English major, Sociology/Anthropology major, and a Concentration in Women's Studies, and played handbells all four years of college.
After graduating in 2011, Liz moved to Portland, Oregon where they wrote poetry, freelanced, bartended, waited tables, nannied, walked dogs, lifeguarded, and sold vintage dresses out of a double-decker bus. She also participated in The Attic Institute's Atheneum program—a year-long writing-intensive discussion and community.
From 2014 to 2016, Lampman lived in Stillwater, Oklahoma as they pursued their Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University. She studied Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction, in addition to Gender and Women's Studies, Native American Literature, and Literature and Culture of New Mexico. While at OSU, they served as president of the Creative Writing Association, taught multiple sections of Composition I and II, and tutored undergrad and graduate students in Writing and Composition. In December 2016, she defended her thesis, a collection of poems, titled "Mortal Hum."
Liz currently lives in Portland, Oregon again. When not writing, she enjoys gazing into the eyes of her shepherd mix dog, Bishop, and hiking whenever possible.